I dunno Catman, I was at a talk given by Kenny Read last week and he said the sails came out pretty much fine given the amount of miles and abuse they took, not much more than normal maintenance was required at stopovers. What's more, the Volvo guys are putting more miles on their sails in one leg than most folks put on their sails all year.
catmanjr, on 10 Apr 2013 - 07:25, said:Alright Mr hero..
MSA, on 10 Apr 2013 - 04:46, said:Plain and Simple, your source is unreliable.... I am sure even Cocko would set you straight if he heard some Seabogan dribbling crap.
catmanjr, on 10 Apr 2013 - 03:19, said:
What jokers you guys are.
The point was, the GPL for a sail where you want life. The 70's run 3di's and they know, once around the world toss them out, big boats with lots of money have the same mentality. However the GPL is if you don't want a new main every season.
Either you jokers know how to cover your self's or my source was unreliable*.
That picture of warro's main means nothing lol.... It could simple be a seam replacement. (you know, head blew off, go down to a lower seam and attach new head, you wouldn't be able to tell you jokers).
& doylies ice was said just as mere point. I don't know which doylies is what in all honesty. I know they're very good for big boats was what I was trying to reiterate.
As for GPL... No self respecting person would spend that much money and put a GPL Mainsail on the boat. Maybe a G or R sail..
Weight - Maybe 30-45% more. Not sure if you have ever tried to lift a high tech 100 footer Main let along a GPL one??? Let me know how you go with that one and if you blow the Forklift hydraulics. And FYI - GPL in some cases costs MORE than a "String" sail when you get to large, high DPI sails.
Around the world V Hobart.... You could do about 8 Syd - Hobart races and not get near the same amount of Sail hour use, let alone the same % of conditions. Not saying a sail will last 8 Hobart races but, You are comparing Apples and Oranges. I think once around the world for a set of sails would be good... You know they replace sail sections and complete sails right?
Please stop talking before you say anything else stupid, based on zero facts.
Lets get some things straight.
I don't know if it was the main, I was told 'a' sail which could of been the main was hoisted brand new which followed by the head blowing off, resulting in a large remake of the head.
I feel you're completely and entirely missing the point about GPL. It is an alternative to 3di and L, perhaps it is cheaper than 3di's I can't give you a quote; the GPL was said as its a more heavy duty cloth compared to 3di. The round the world sails were a wreck half way around, and by your logic that should be around 15 or thereabouts Hobart's, which is good for what its done. But the GPL may way more and cost more yes.... But it will last longer paired with a double taffeta or single. But you could then alter the aramid build in the 3di for a longer lasting sail but really, this idea could be played with many cloths.
No disrespect but what do you infer with ' replace sail sections and complete sails right?' What? do you mean cutout and replacing patches and what not?
Anyhow back to the topic of this thread being rambler.
It will be much more than $2 million to get a decent campaign, for a winning campaign much much more.
The only notable sail damage he mentioned on Puma was one of the jibs that rocketed up the stay when the strop on the bow broke.