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Old 25-11-2010, 09:25   #1
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Question on Laminate vs Nordac Radian

I am getting close to ordering sales for my new boat. I have two options right now to consider:

* Dimension Polyant’s CX-T cruisers sail OR
* NorthSails Nordac Radian Polyester

I am leaning heavily towards the Laminate sail. This is for an Antares 44i Catamaran.

Let me know thoughts and advice!

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Old 25-11-2010, 10:48   #2
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For performance, use the laminate.
For longetivity, use straight dacron.
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The Dimension Polyant laminates are more and more impressive all the time. I'm curious, though, why you wouldn't prefer the DC line of laminates. That seems to be the sailcloth that's going to hold up longest for cruising. I really like the way they've built a five-layer sandwich with polyester scrims on both outsides. That's probably what I'll have my next main built out of, unless of course someone comes up with something better by that time.
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I am not familiar with the DC line of laminates. Sounds like I should look at this as well. These were the 'standard to options' from Antares...so I really haven't looked further.
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The Dimension Polyant laminates are more and more impressive all the time. I'm curious, though, why you wouldn't prefer the DC line of laminates. That seems to be the sailcloth that's going to hold up longest for cruising. I really like the way they've built a five-layer sandwich with polyester scrims on both outsides. That's probably what I'll have my next main built out of, unless of course someone comes up with something better by that time.
Where can I find more information about the Dc laminates?
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