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    looking for mainsail dimensions

    I am having trouble finding the correct dimensions for my commander mainsail. I need to replace it and i am having trouble finding a replacement. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    Jeff Zimmerman

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    Most sailmakers should have sail patterns for the Ariel/Commander yacht. Dimensions alone do not a sail make . . . (dimensions are in the manual).

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    The best info for dimensions you are going to find without the manual is on the sailrite sails database; however their measurements are made by a computer algorithm, so not exact.
    If you are getting a new sail I highly recommend purchasing the manual and taking a visit to your local sailmaker with your old main.
    If you are trying to match a used main from other boats on the internet, your biggest concern is that the foot is not too long. Its much easier for a sail repairman to to shorten luff of a sail.
    Or, you might luck out and find someone on here willing to part with a racing sail past its prime.

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    Thanks for the reply regarding mainsail measurements. Unfortunately, the main that came with the boat is a generic sail that is at least 2 feet short all the way around. I would be very interested in purchasing a used main from this forum and have a new sail made over the winter. Jeff

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    Hogin Sails in Alameda has supplied the local class with sails and they are excellent. In the past, shipping has not been an issue. That said, a local loft will come out and measure your boat before cutting a new sail. Most established lofts should have cloth cutting plans for AC yachts, since Pearson's were popular in the day. Ask Hogin for a quote. No cost for that. (Ask if the Ariel Class discount is still available.)

    Hogin Sails
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    CA , US , 94501
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    Call: (510) 523-4388
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