I think you will find that Dave Ullman uses Dacron in classes that require its use. That's profound, seriously? I also think you will find that after the regatta someone purchases those one regatta old sails like clockwork. You are welcome. Maybe you should look into making your own out of tyvec. I hear you can get a good deal on a whole roll.
Good to know that spending is all there is to competitive sails in all conditions whether you're racing a 10-footer or a 100-footer, displacement or planing, one design or handicap, pro or club. And that you know more than Dave Ullman and some other sailors with known sailing resumes have won consistently with Dacron against more exotic sails in world class fleets. Thanks!
This thread is about as stupid as it gets as far a racing is concerned. Like trying to make yourself feel good about being a tight ass while racing boats. You might feel good but you wont win much. If you want to be competitive on a regular basis you are going to have to spend money on sails and i would render a guess that if you are in a class that uses Dacron or other low tech shite like Pentex you are going to getting sails every year to be at the top of the class. There isn't really a free lunch in the sail world shape wise so if you cant afford the sail program you probably own too much boat. Kind of like tires for the car. Buy the shitty 40,000 mile model get a shitty ride and need tires in 30. Buy the 80,000 Michelins get a great ride and maybe make it to 90. Same goes for sail shape.
Dacron on a brand new J88 that is going to be used as a race boat is kinda like putting pump gas in a top fuel funny car. Its still a funny car maybe just not quite so much.
Nice boat shame about the sails.http://www.ullmansai..._&_Pricing.html
>Other sailmakers build their Melges 24 mainsails out of laminate material, but the Ullman Sails Melges mainsail uses woven Dacron, which has proven to be fastest and easiest to use across the wind range.
You are welcome.
And are replaced more often. You just are looking for anything you can cling to justify buying a Dacron sail. Go for it and as that draft creeps aft and gets deeper every year much the same as your position in the fleet just keep telling yourself you saved money.