Wow, the halyard raised Radial sails are fairly rare. Nowadays they slide onto the mast just like the Standard sail.Portstar said:I just purchased a '77 laser with both a Rail and full rig. I understand that the Radial sail you need to hold the sail up with a halyard. My question is can I not just use the full rig lower mast section instead of the smaller one?I am only using it for recreation.
Yup, I've seen it. It's not mythical. My friend Chris in Florida has one, and she dreads winds above 12 mph cause she can't depower.HECS said:Seems pretty clear that there WAS a Radial with halyard as Merrily says.
Your boom will also be at the wrong height compared to the sail, if you use the long section.