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Old 21-07-2008, 10:39   #1
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cruising sails with performance

Our laminate sails are completely shot. Is dacron still the choice of a good cruising sail with performance? If one were to willing pay say 30% more than dacron, would anything else come to mind?
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Hallo Doug
Pentex seems like the best choice at this moment for performance oriented sails that will last you a long time for a reasonable price .You would need the CX7 and CX 9 T for the size of sails you have on your St Francis 44.
If you want I can get a Quote to compare and I have the St Francis dimensions here.
I will ship you the Dyneema material next week when my staff is back from vacation so you can use it to cover your anchor chain.
Please tell your wife for me .

Greetings and happy sailing

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Our laminate sails are completely shot. Is dacron still the choice of a good cruising sail with performance? If one were to willing pay say 30% more than dacron, would anything else come to mind?
Our cost for a set of Spectra sails is now around the $ 7.000,00 and that is a main and a genoa with a total dimension of 110 squire meters or comparable to the St Francis 44\\

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Re: cruising sails with performance

Hey Fastcat 435, it seems you are a sailmaker. How much could you make a 84 sqm main and 38sqm jib out of dp dys spectra and would you reccomend this for a high performance 51' catamaran?
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Re: cruising sails with performance

Hallo Seven Seas , no we are not sail makers, I would recommend soft Norlam made by North Sails, excellent quality, uv resistance and keeps its shape well.

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