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  1. even good old fashioned Dacron seems to be holding its own in the Melges Class? Ullman Sails – Posts | Facebook
  2. Fixed it, most small independent sailmakers have fine business acumen and contribute a lot to local sailing community.
  3. 50% is an approximation on most genoas, from there work on telltale flying. some high aspect jibs need to even higher up the luff (sometimes up top 70%). the LP line would generally be a heavy air setting, allowing to twist off at top and lessen main backwinding.
  4. That ain't gonna be a good look after a few years down the track, accelerated aging and a strong likelihood of premature sail failure.
  5. Actually my comments were about the graph showing the misleading assertions about sailmakers and their company set ups. I have spent 40+ years in the trade. I was supporting your post
  6. sailmaker of 40+ years, Radial Hydranet!
  7. That sail's life is over, you can repair it with tape, quick fix etc. But IMHO a waste of time and money. Plus don't ever put yourself in a position where you need to rely on it!!!
  8. I am another C Breeze fan, a good silver plus cloth! Suitable for a lot of applications. This is one of my faves, appears to my trained eye to be a sail that utilises the lighter fabric in the higher load areas. Concept is right but back the front.
  9. Not much difference in performance in the TP52s, the traditional film membranes more than hold their own.
  10. Recutting a Dacron sail does help but just retards the problem for a while, not a long term solution.
  11. Makes sense, best of both worlds, full battens up high with most of the benefits of an FB main and shorter battens low to avoid chafe which occurs on monohulls ( usually ok on multis with apparent wind further forward in decent breeze). sailmaker of 40+ years
  12. Limited view but some things stand out even in little bit we can see! Full batten it! Too much roach on batten in view/ bottom batten is too short and maybe others.. something funny going on at tack, wrong cut back? Get sailmaker to look. foot is too long for boom, it is maxing out! Easy fix may be to put some extender plates at gooseneck if possible rather than new boom or sail recut. release the luff , looks like it has shrunk, unpick the hand stitching at tack and let it go up into sail. and please get your sailmaker to put a small reinforcement on leech between th
  13. Daysailing and coastal cruise- longevity, handling, reliability, reasonable performance and cost are probably the requirements. cross cut Dacron of a mid to top end quality from Dimension, Contender, Challenge or Bainbridge would suffice, just avoid the real budget cloths that are hidden under misleading monikers like High Performance, Premium Plus or Supercruise.
  14. Or you can get a Hydranet panelled sail or Spectra Membrane with far superior fibres for cruising for less than a 3DI polyester sail.
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