I need to make a decision on sails
for my Chris White Design Atlantic 57. I just got a quote from Quantum who does all the Atlantic sails
and it's around 50% more for the high tech Fusion M (Fibre carbon Vectran) sails over the Dacron/mylar laminatetri-radial construction sails.
They are very high performance but also recommended for large cruising cat's that plan to do serious offshore
The A57 has big sails 90M squared and 70M squared for the main and genoa
so basic Dacron will stretch too much and Hydranet is even more expensive.
Does anyone here have experience with the Fusion M sails. I know they win races but do they hold up. I hear they've had a issue with mold
but treat them now and the mold
doesn't seem to noticeably reduce life.
Btw, Gunboat uses these as standard sails where price
probably isn't an issue.