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#1 jburka

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 05:47 PM

So one of the changes that Bazzer made to the Pro when he took over the finishing from Rev was an extra line of straight-stitch on the trailing edge, which he claims improves reverse smoothness.

Has anyone with one of the early Pros tried adding that extra line of stitching to their trailing edge? Is it worth the bother on one of the older Pros?

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 10:28 PM

Ha ha,
Had crossed my mind to.Im waiting for my new set to compare them.

Great minds and all that,but im very reluctant to start messing myself.Being ive only been on the machine a short time.Bazzer would probably be a great judge.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 02:21 AM

Jeff,
I can send you home with a B-series for experimental purposes.
I have a new pro, so my old faithful can be loaned out for mods, if you want it just remind me at Sailwinds.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 06:10 AM

I can send you home with a B-series for experimental purposes.
I have a new pro, so my old faithful can be loaned out for mods, if you want it just remind me at Sailwinds.


Thanks, but I've got spare B's if I really wanted to play with those...but the question is whether it's worth bothering on an actual v1 Pro!

(I have the sewing skills to do it; I just don't know if I should go to the trouble...)

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 08:33 AM

Hi Jeff .
The most important thing is how perfect the edge is. If it is not sewn perfectly then it will still be an imperfect line with two lines of stitching. The variation in finishing quality is what made me take it on.
And yes the second line of stitching does effect feel of the sail.
Lets put it this way.
If it wasn't necessary then I would not spend the extra time sewing it.
Make money quicker.
Remember I'm fundamentally lazy.
Bazzer ;)

Edited by Bazzer, 07 October 2009 - 08:39 AM.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 09:11 AM

Jeff,
since when is the professor EVER afraid of the student?
Keep kickin' my tail-feathers buddy, . . . you're an inspiration to all the other flailers!




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