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Re: Another new sail question/rant

I think it's easy to make sweeping statements, about the properties of a fiber or method of construction. (I'm guilty of doing the same thing).
My real question is, do we (the performance/racing sailer) need do give up durability to get continuous fibers. And what real advantage is there over horizontal, glued/sewn seams (non-continuous fibers). Is there really that much stretch or 'energy loss'. I certainly don't know the answer.
At the same time, I have to step back and face the fact that those of us who engage in such hair/fiber splitting belong in the loony bin. But it's all in good fun.

Randy Browning
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