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Old 03-28-2008
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Originally Posted by NOLAsailing View Post
The biggest issue with laminate sails, like Kevlar and Mylar, is delamination. Dacron sails will be more prone to losing their shape.

The biggest danger to the kevlar + composite sails is UV damage... they are meant for racing not everyday cruising and if used for the latter expect about 2-3 yrs life span for such ( if lucky) ... Dacron is fairly heavy duty - not light air friendly in most cases - but can last 5-14 yrs depending on usage and proper care...

I have the latest and greatest X-10 sails from North - they were honest and upfront - 3-5 yrs max depending on how they are used... but one has too look at the price tag to see what that means in the long term..

Just an observation..
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