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    Contender Fibercon Pro Hybrid vs. Hydranet Radial?

    Thanks for the recommendation, but wrong side of the continent. My reluctance to have a sail outsourced to the far east is due to my experience manufacturing there (and buying products manufactured there). That area is capable of great quality, provided it is demanded and constantly audited...
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    Contender Fibercon Pro Hybrid vs. Hydranet Radial?

    Love to see the graphs. This is a 45' boat, but cat rigged so the sail is more like a 65' boat. Big sail (~95 sq m) but low aspect ratio.
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    Contender Fibercon Pro Hybrid vs. Hydranet Radial?

    I'm in contact with Ullman in SC, they are the only loft that might actually build it there (and also the one suggesting Fibercon). As of recently, Pineapple no longer builds in house, if at all. If I have to go further afield, Seattle or LA area is next I guess.  If it was a $2K sail with a...
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    Contender Fibercon Pro Hybrid vs. Hydranet Radial?

    Good question. Most of the local sailmakers have become sale makers, they take an order and send it on to China or Sri Lanka, so you are trusting them only to get the dimensions right, and are trusting unknown and unknowable people to get the design and construction right. If it is wrong the...
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    Contender Fibercon Pro Hybrid vs. Hydranet Radial?

    You'd think though, if you are the newcomer trying to unseat the reigning champion, that you would provide more. Just going on that, it's hard to want to take the risk on a 5 figure sail. 
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    Contender Fibercon Pro Hybrid vs. Hydranet Radial?

    Yes, I saw the same propaganda and weave construction, and have the same questions. It is only in the heaviest cloth that there is any difference between warp and fill.
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    Contender Fibercon Pro Hybrid vs. Hydranet Radial?

    I'm thinking harder about a new mainsail as the old laminate one has become more or less a pond liner.  Some sailmakers are suggesting Fibercon Pro Hybrid as "just as good as Hydranet" at substantially less cost, Hydranet prices have apparently skyrocketed recently. Does anyone have good or bad...
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