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#1 hobbes



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:56 PM

Looking at purchasing a North Radian sail, anyone have experience with these sails for a cruising boat over 30 feet?

#2 newsailmaker



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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.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 12:02 AM

I've got 1 full and a partial season on a North Radian Main for my S-2 9.1 and am also very happy with its performance and shape holding. Nice sail.

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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.