Looking at purchasing a North Radian sail, anyone have experience with these sails for a cruising boat over 30 feet?
North Radian Sails
Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:47 PM
Are you interested in North sails in particular, or in radial dacron sails? If you just want to look at a radial dacron you might check out the new stuff from D/P. It's called pro-radial, it's woven the same way their Hydranet is made but uses dacron instead of Spectra on the warp. I've seen samples but haven't gotten anyone to do a sail in it yet but it looks promising, graphs show it's really good on the warp, which I think is exactly what you want. I asked them for a picture of anything they've got, it's attached. Pretty smooth.
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Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:48 PM
This is my 2nd season with North Radian on my Sou'wester 42. Have been very happy with them. Decent shapeholding, no worries about mildew.
Posted 27 May 2013 - 12:02 AM
Posted 28 May 2013 - 11:12 AM
This will be the 4th season on my 110RF Radian jib, so far so good. I plan on buying a matching main soon for cruising.