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    Posted: 03 Jun 20 at 6:05am
Always liked Ents, probably going to get another.
Had a Topper sail from same person, not so old but condition first class, there weren't any Toppers at my club, anyone wants it, let me know.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jun 20 at 9:22pm
I was given a 1960 Ent a fair few years ago, with it came a set of 15+ year old but virtually unused sails. It was my dad's best buddy who gave me the boat and he asked that I paid him a modest sum for the sails which I did gladly. I taught my kids to sail in that boat and eventually gave the hull to a mate to convert for pottering on the canal (it was beyond handling rig tension by then) and sold the spars and sails to a young guy who was restoring an Ent himself. These things go around....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jun 20 at 7:42pm
People having time to spring clean everywhere, landfills must be groaning with 'Mathoms'
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jaydub Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jun 20 at 6:42pm
Nice pressie then.  Speeds were my weapon of choice back in the day.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Paramedic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jun 20 at 9:15pm
They'll be absolutely fine.

They used to leave a tail on the bolt rope so it might not need to be replaced, it might just pull down a bit
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jun 20 at 7:09pm
Had another look, it is Lens footed, they are 'Speed Sails'.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jaydub Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jun 20 at 6:19pm
I left the class in 2003 having sailed Ents from 1979 onwards.

I don't think sail shapes had moved significantly during the last 10 or so years I was in the class.

By 92 the class was pretty much using either the Selden D+ or the sleeved Superspar M2 as the masts of choice, so not much will have changed in the intervening period.

Interesting though that it didn't have a lens foot.  It should have done.  Who made the sails?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Paramedic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jun 20 at 4:32pm
It might want new bolt ropes but will otherwise be fine, with the caveat that its designed for a rig that was modern at the time. Not much has changed since.

I have 2006 Solo sail in a similar state and its great.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 20 at 9:22pm
One thing, it's not 'Lens footed'.
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Originally posted by ColPrice2002

Do check the luff and foot bolt ropes! These tend to shrink over time. That will mean the main won't go up to the top black band - it may cause severe wrinkling of the luff.

Might be worth checking when the Enterprise class adopted spreaders - the original boats didn't have them - but did have wooden masts...

Colin


a set of Enterprise sails from 1992  unless specifically  cut  for an  out of date rig would likely  be cut for a Proctor D+ or the equivalent Superspars  mast  , with spreaders and  working with significant rig tension   
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