tape drive vs moulded carbon membrane sails

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Corley, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Corley
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    Corley epoxy coated

    Just trying to make a decision as to what path to go down for racing sails on my kraken 25 I'm having a quote prepared at the moment by Ullman Sails. Tape drive seems like a reasonable compromise but unfortunately I dont know anyone who has a set or how they perform, any thoughts?
     
  2. Doug Lord
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    I'd go with your sailmakers recommendation. On my 16' foiler I used carbon reinforced material which worked well and looked good(to me).
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  3. aussiebushman
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    Seriously suggest you talk to Ben Kelly at Sailtech - details at http://www.sailtech.com.au/

    Ben is arguably the most experienced sailmaker for boats of the class you have with many national titles winners to his credit. He is also honest!

    Alan
     
  4. aussiebushman
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    Tape drive

    Forgot I had this picture - one of Ben's sails under construction

    Alan
     

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  5. Corley
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    thanks for the replies I've sent out a few emails with the sailplan for quotes.
     

  6. aussiebushman
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    A quote is one thing, but advice is another. I'm sure Ben will put you in touch with the guy who had that tape drive made so you can get some feedback about performance

    Alan
     
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