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Re: Another new sail question/rant

Originally Posted by johnnyquest37 View Post
I thought Kevlar sails were only expected to be good for a year or two since the fibers are stiff and because they don't resist UV well. Just a few minutes of serious flogging can severly damage them.
I don't know where you hear that. My boat came with a nearly 20 year old kevlar, heavy air #3 that I used for several years extensively during the winters. It was flogged for decades before I got it and flogged for 3 or so years afterward and was fine, good shape, holding together okay, before ultimately failing, being flogged in what I estimate was a 50 knot gust. May it rest in peace, or should I say pieces as its now recycled into dozens of dufflebags.


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