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Re: What sail material are racer/cruisers recommending these days?
I purchased a Pentex #1 from Ballard Sails
They are our choice as well--great service. They made our number 3 and it's holding up well.
Really appreciate the advice given in this thread. It's helped us hone in on what best suits our needs and I like the advice of using an AP #1 up to the limit and switching to #3. Ballard told us that while we gave 12 knots as the limit for our new sail, most will bump up against that so their sail is for up to 15. We'll add a layer of taffeta to (hopefully) give us a bit more life out of it, too.
Folie a Deux