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Old 08-02-2009
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Seeking opinions on North 3DL sails

Hi All, I have been soliciting quotes on new main, genny and spinnaker. So far I have quotes from North and Ullman, with two others due Monday.

To my surprise, North 3DL came in under Ullman for the total cost of main and genny (Ullman didn't quote the chute for some reason). I have been reading up on the 3DL, on the North web site, so of course they claim they are the best racing sails hands down. Still, they have Russell Coutts, Dennis Conner and Practical Sailor singing their praises.

So I am soliciting objective opinions on the 3DL sails. They claim it makes for a sail that not only holds its shape better, but also has a wider range of wind speed it can be used effectively in. If that's true, its attractive because I just don't have room below for lots of head sails.

This is a big investment, so I would appreciate comments.

Thanks!

Jim


EDIT! I should have mentioned that the intention for these is racing. I have existing Pentex laminant sails I can hang on to for cruising and race practice.

Last edited by jarcher; 08-03-2009 at 01:09 PM.
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