If I were buying a sail right now I would be reading everything on Brian Hancock's blog about lofts, cuts, and fiber. You can find it here. <http://www.greatcirclesails.com/maximum-sail-power-blog.html> This guy is a professional and up on the latest developments in fiber technology, which is valuable since it is changing every season. He also has a book *Maximum Sail Power* which may be a little dated in the fiber department, but the fundamentals are still there.
FWIW, I race on a boat with North 3Di (which is / has replaced 3DL) and the sails are bomb proof and fast. They will outlast any Dacron sail IMO. They take a beating and keep on ticking. The taffeta laminate sails don't like to be neglected or too much UV, which is why their longevity suffers in the hands of some cruisers. KD 30-2 On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 8:12 AM Danny Haughey via CnC-List < email@example.com> wrote: > that's where I got my head sail this year. > > Danny > > On 10/13/2016 10:59 AM, Martin Kane via CnC-List wrote: > > Dave > > Check out Precision Sails in Victoria BC. They have a great on-line site. > Sails are made Asia somewhere but inspected and shipped from BC. I got a > 135 and asym from them this year. Very happy with the product and price. > > > > Martin > > C&C 29-2 Recalculating > > MCC Toronto > > > > *From:* Dave S [mailto:syerd...@gmail.com <syerd...@gmail.com>] > *Sent:* Thursday, October 13, 2016 8:56 AM > *To:* C&c Stus List <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> > *Subject:* Stus-List Mainsail replacement considerations > > > > Just received the results from the fall check-up and the local sail > loft has diagnosed Windstar's ('85 33-2) mainsail as "beyond > expired". Cue the Monty Python... > > > > The current main has two sets of reef points, (cringle at the leech > and and ring-on-webbing-straps at the luff.) > > No telltales other than streamers off the leech. > > IIRC there may be a leech line. > > 4 partial battens battens. > > There are two cringles at the clew, one above the other, and what I > believe is called a "shelf" of lighter weight cloth along the foot. Have > never used this out of ignorance, but perhaps I should. > > it has a rope foot, slides on the luff. > > > > I will have Rolly Tasker in Thailand quote, as well as UK sails here in > Toronto. > > > > > > I value the 33-2's performance but most of my sailing is recreational > sailing here on Lake Ontario. Would like to distance race but not looking > to be ultra-competitive at the top level. Don't want to buy another > Main for this boat in the next decade. > > > > Any thoughts or recommendations on a replacement, or comments on sail > lofts? Many thanks! > > > > Dave > > Windstar 33-2 > > > _______________________________________________ > > This list is supported by the generous donations of our members. If you like > what we do, please help us pay for our costs by donating. All Contributions > are greatly appreciated! > > > _______________________________________________ > > This list is supported by the generous donations of our members. If you > like what we do, please help us pay for our costs by donating. All > Contributions are greatly appreciated! >
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