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Re: What sail material are racer/cruisers recommending these days?
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.
This is a key reason to employ a local sailmaker, as they understand local conditions. Let's face it, going from almost nothing to 15 knots in a short period of time is pretty common around these parts
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