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Old 03-23-2012
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Re: New sail Dacron characteristics

Bubble,

As Jeff says, I do agree to a point, a GOOD dacron on your boat will work fine, the head sails get a laminate.

The Ullman Cal is maybe 10% more than a GOOD dacron sail. It does come std with 2 reefs, sail numbers, insignia, leach lines, draft stripes etc. Something like this may be better in the end than dacron. I have a 140 that I like for cruising and 15-20 knot winds.

Along with, laminates being as many times they can be built a bit lighter in wt, but still be as strong, they can be better for lighter winds. Either that, or as I have done, for the under 6 knot days here in Puget Sound, I have a 3oz nylon drifter, then go to the 155. A few options for the light days.

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