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Re: sailcloth: laminated or woven?
I agree completely that it is better that a headsail should not be stored on a furling.
But laminated sails should be rolled and not flanked.
It is complicated to store a 37 sqm rolled genoa in a cruising boat.
Non of my dacron sails had mold problems.
Well I have been racing with a sailmaker for years, and we always flake and brick the kevlar headsails. The mainsail gets rolled, but all headsails get bricked. Even on bigger boats we would flake the headsails into their respective deck bags or "sausages" fold them in 3 and stow them.
That is one more reason to get dacron sails for cruising. they aren't nearly as fussy about how you fold, flake or roll them. (Although I still cringe when I see people stuff them!)
1979 Santana 30 Tall Rig