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In Topic: Our FiberPath Enduro outlast any of the North Laminates 2 or 3 times.

29 August 2014 - 06:46 AM

Probably a true statement if he is referring to 3DL... North don't consider 3Di to be a "laminate"

In Topic: North 3Di User Update?

11 August 2014 - 10:58 AM



That's an ugly looking main.


I'd be willing to guess there's more than one ill-thing involved here, but as I've experianced and understood - these 3Di sales are very sensitive to excessive (or any) batten tension.  And this sail has six full battens.  Headsail looks pretty decent, very low profile, but decent.


Curious to hear what someone in the actual field would have to say about that main however.  Yikes.  I hope he kept the receipt, since it simply looks like a first-attempt at making a main for that rig / boat.

Jib looks good???


Look at the compression wrinkle in front the #2 and #3 batten. Cloth not supporting the loads/roach.


Too much batten tension in the main (like way too much) and a little too much on the #2 and #3 battens in the jib. That's all. 

Actually that is not all, the main has some serious stretch/failure issues. The jib also stretched in front of the short battens, possibly due to bad battens.

In Topic: North 3Di User Update?

31 May 2014 - 05:54 AM

Actually stretchier sails can power up in a puff as they become deeper.