Re: [J28Sailors] Re: Hi everybody, just joined and wanted to say Hi!
They don't cost that much more , I have the actual reciepts at the boat, but I think the jib was around $2400.00 and the main $2800.00. The problem is longevity, I went thru that jib in four years ( and we didn't race but once or twice a month). The main may go for 6 or 8 if your reaaly careful. I sailed her originally with old dacrons and a fully battened main dacron. She just seemed more agile with the kevlars, and like I said before since there is very litle strech , you could see changes due to trim much easier and quicker. One other thing was since the kevlar sails don't give as much, I had to re-do the rigging,replaced the old swages with sta-locs before using the kevlars. Its still a tough decision, but the kevlars do look really nice!
--- On Mon, 5/4/09, jason3317_04 <jason3317@...> wrote:
From: jason3317_04 <jason3317@...>
Subject: [J28Sailors] Re: Hi everybody, just joined and wanted to say Hi!
Date: Monday, May 4, 2009, 8:37 AMI guess I'll ask what everyone wants to know....care to give up how much $$$ you paid for these high-tech UK sails?
Have you sailed the boat with Dacron before? Can you give a comparison between Dacron and Kevlar for the J/28? Every time I try to have a conversation on high tech sails with a loft, they pretty much tell me not to waste my time or money.
> > --- In J28Sailors@yahoogro ups.com, "jboat007" <jboat007@> wrote:
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> > > They are both UK TapeDrive sails, its Kelvar scrim with Carbon fiber tapes.. I think they are faster than dacron, and they don't strech at all so its a lot easier to shape/tune them when we race. They have lasted about 3 racing seasons. The main still has a couple more years, I just ordered a new jib.