SailNet Community - View Single Post - New sail Dacron characteristics
View Single Post
post #14 of Old 03-23-2012
Jeff_H's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 7,394
Thanks: 10
Thanked 234 Times in 185 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Re: New sail Dacron characteristics

While I agree that a dacron mainsail makes sense on a Pearson 30, I would suggest that laminated high modulus headsails will have longer serviceable life and so have a lower life cost on a boat like yours, even if you are mostly cruising.

I also think that the mid-range products at lofts like Quantum have better lifespans since they employ better fabrics, stress mapping and fabric inspection and testing than the budget lofts. Even on broadseamed horizontal cut sails small rotations in the fiber orientation, can have a very big affect on stretch, and durability. The better lofts get that right. The key to a low life cost is to buy sails from the best loft you can, in the best materials during the time of year when they are on sale.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay
Jeff_H is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome