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I got an Ullman CAL sail last summer, luv it for my cruise delivery sail. This is a laminate equal in cost etc to a dacron. I know two others with them on furlers, one went to a 155 from a 140 dac, the 155 rolls tighter, and weighs less than his dac sail. I had my main sail slug rip out on the bottom 3/4 of them last saturday before a race, used the 140 in 18-23 knots of wind, was doing 6.5 down wind, and 5.5-6.25 upwind in 2-4' seas, probably better than my 110/double reef combo with less heel! Even got a third in class!
I personally have to admit, I will not by a dacron sail unless it is the last choice, even for cruise/delivery sails the 140 CAL has way more power than a 155 dacron, less heel, faster in light and heavy winds.
I also have a 155 fiberpath from Ullman, and a 130 1.5oz nylon drifter that I am happy with too.
I also have a North 110 tridial that I am happy with, along with one of their asymmetric spins.
The main is a UK string sail.
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!