Originally Posted by Ostinato
One thing to ask when considering cloth more exotic that 100% dacron is how the panels
are sealed when they are cut. My understanding is that Hydranet requires special equipment
to be done right and that many lofts send their designs to Dimension-Polyant (the clothes manufacturer) to be cut.
Dimension Polyant is only a sail cloth manufacturer and supplier, they do not cut or plot sail panels.
Hydra Net, as well as other woven and some laminates, like cruise
Carbon, may frey when cut. But, the cut edges are not sealed. Once the panels are taped and sewn, the issue should only be a slightly cosmetic one.