Anyone used Bainbridge Ocean Premium Plus sail cloth? it's the one with a rip stop thread about every 1/2" in both directions giving a square pattern to the material and one of the options I have been given by a local sailmaker
. Is this a quality cloth or cheap
and the rip stop idea just a gimmick despite Bainbridge claiming
"Ocean Premium Plus sailcloth delivers the very best performance figures of any woven polyester produced by Bainbridge"
The sail will be a cross cut Genoa
for a 31ft cruising yacht so laminates and fancy Dacrons like HydraNet or Vectron are out due to the budget
unfortunately, HydraNet was $1500 more
The other choice looks like Fibercon All Purpose from Contender which is $300 more than the Premium Plus.
The fall back option is Marblehead because it's a known material, don't have a price
of Ocean Premium Plus from Bainbridge