I am looking to replace the mainsail on my 1975 Rhodes. If anyone has
a GOOD used sail or has any resources to find one please let me know.
Also, I'm sure it has been covered at length, but if I could get some
ideas for converting the cable set-up that holds the main traveler to
something more adjustable I would appreciate it. I figured I would
mount a short section of track for a traveler car on something strong
above the tiller, one problem is that on my Continental the edge at
the top of the transom is not flush, it slopes a few degrees aft.
27 May 1998
If the sail is in half way decent shape, you might try sending it to
Sail Care, Inc. in Ford City, Pa. I sent my jib out for repair
(sunshade was a bit of a mess) and had them replace the sunshade and
run the sail through their treatment system. The "LaMay" system
cleans the sail, and then they restore the resins in the sailcloth.
Somehow they managed to make my 10-year-old jib look like new. They
stitched up any areas that needed it and the thing sparkles. The main
will go in for treatment in the fall.
Call General Boats at (919) 482 4372. They can sell you a used main
at a good price and can sell you the upgraded traveler bar backstay