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03-31-2007 11:03 PM
Sabre66 He wont be racing with a CDI furler! I've been told that using a UV protector with anything other than Dacron sails can damage the sail by overheating it causing it to shrink unevenly. We use a harken furler with pentex sails but we always remove them after the race and store below.
The cost of. changing the tape will depend on the size of the luff. A few years back. I had a sailmaker change the tape on a headsail with a 30' luff and it only cost $200 or so. Mylar wont be a very good choice for a long lasting sail as SD points out the laminated construction has some issues.
03-31-2007 08:28 PM
sailingdog Mylar sails aren't really good general purpose sails yet... They are more subject to UV degradation and have some other issues due to their laminated construction. It really depends on a few things, like what kind of sailing you'll be doing, and whether you'll be racing, what area of the world you're sailing in, etc...
03-31-2007 11:19 AM
Sail modifications for a CDI furler

I recently bought a new sail on ebay, (it was made by Skip Moorhouse and is diamond cut with radial corners using technora (black aramid) and mylar front sections, with tafida in wear areas) . It currently has #5 luff tape and piston hanks. I am considering adding a CDI FF2 Flexible Furler, but it requires #6 luff tape. Has anyone ever had a sailmaker change out the luff tape and add a sunbrella cover. I'm curious as to the approximate costs and whether or not this type of sail would make a good permanent, all-around head sail.

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