Looking for opinions on UK Halsey sails - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 08-07-2009 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
jarcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Smithfield, RI
Posts: 1,008
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Looking for opinions on UK Halsey sails

Hi All, I got such great feedback to my request for opinions on 3DL sails that I thought I would ask for opinions on UK Halsey. I'll be using these for racing.

I have a quote for UK Halsey main and genoa. One option is Aramid film/film ultra kevlar (this is supposed to be comperable to 3DL) and the other is Aramid with internal taffeta ultra kevlar.

The internal taffeta is supposed to make the sails more durable but also heavier. It should also promote mold resistance, I am told.

People seemed to say that the North 3DL sails tend to get mold inbetween the layers and delaminate, but are otherwise excellent sails. What do you guys think of these?

Thanks...
jarcher is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 08-07-2009
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Are you sure you get quote for ultra?
biradial is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 8 Old 08-07-2009 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
jarcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Smithfield, RI
Posts: 1,008
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by biradial View Post
Are you sure you get quote for ultra?
I typed in my post directly from the quote. Why do you ask?
jarcher is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 8 Old 08-07-2009
Senior Member
 
blt2ski's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 6,862
Thanks: 0
Thanked 26 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 12
   
I have a UK tapedrive silver main. So far so good in the last year of using it. I do nto have the carbon, but the supposid one step down version with taffeta. No issues with mold etc. My only issue, ie the roach overlaps the back stay a bit, and I asked to have as much roach to just short of overlap. In light winds this is a PITA! Otherwise, not an issue.

marty

She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
blt2ski is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 8 Old 08-07-2009
Senior Member
 
GeorgeB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Alameda, San Francisco Bay
Posts: 1,819
Thanks: 1
Thanked 52 Times in 51 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
I have a tape drive main with Spectra tapes and I love it. I have not experienced any delaminating or other problems. Laminated sails are susceptible to mold growing between the layers. The only problem Iíve experienced here is a little mold growing between the glued-on UV stabilized trim piece on my Pentex genoa that I tend to keep on the roller furler. I try not to roll-up/flake wet sails (which isnít too much of a problem in California), but if you live in an especially damp or humid climate, your experience may be different.
GeorgeB is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 8 Old 08-07-2009
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jarcher View Post
I typed in my post directly from the quote. Why do you ask?
Matrix is name of new racing line. Ultra is old racing line and should not be in use any more. Check web page.
biradial is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 8 Old 08-07-2009 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
jarcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Smithfield, RI
Posts: 1,008
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by biradial View Post
Matrix is name of new racing line. Ultra is old racing line and should not be in use any more. Check web page.
Okay thanks for the tip, I'll ask about that.

And my thanks to everyone else for your comments.
jarcher is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 8 Old 08-07-2009 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
jarcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Smithfield, RI
Posts: 1,008
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Okay I see what you mean about the Ultra sails. UK Halsey seemed to have removed information about them. They have a page discussion the evolution of load path sails, and they start With Tape Drive as the first line. Then they skip right to Matrix, the third line. No mention of Ultra, but a little googleing found it. So I guess Ultra was the second.

I sent a note to the loft asking about that, thanks again!
jarcher is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need advice regarding compensation for stained sails patrickstickler General Discussion (sailing related) 18 02-22-2009 10:25 AM
Sloop, Cutter or Ketch jsgsail Boat Review and Purchase Forum 17 12-26-2008 02:47 PM
The Balance of Hull and Sails Steve Colgate Buying a Boat Articles 0 05-25-2000 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome