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Ripped Mainsail 1/2 to New Zealand – Adventure 21

Our mainsail took an absolute beating on the Pacific crossing. Nineteen days of sun, chafe and wave slap turned it into a raggity, bagged out piece of cloth. We knew it was in bad shape but thought we could baby it to New Zealand. We were wrong. In one small upwind stint, we tore the luff, popped out a batten and broke the zipper on the mainsail bag. We’ve been able to sew, patch and mend for the time being but a new mainsail is in the works. We have measured and are talking to sail makers around the world to get one ordered and delivered in a two months time.

We hope you enjoy this episode.

Ashley & Ben

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