Most recently, carbon fibre has emerged as the latest fibre for sailcloth
, just as it has also emerged as the base for composite structural parts for yachts.
Key words: laminates, sailcloth
, strength, stretch resistance
It is estimated a new set of polyester sails cart be good for up to ten years of typical social sailing a couple of weekends a month, depending on the wind strength they are typically sailed in and factors such as UV exposure, which can drastically reduce the integrity of sailcloth
Stratis is Doyle's own fibre-aligned laminate sailcloth
technology, designed in-house by the Doyle team for shape retention and durability.
He also specified Hood Sails, featuring the latest high-tech Dimension Polyant D4 composite laminate sailcloth
Sailing is the skill acquired to propel a boat forward using the theories of wind against sailcloth
and water against hull.
But despite the downturn, the top sailcloth
brands haven't been standing still during the recession and have rolled out plenty of new products to make upgrading worthwhile.
Black taffetas, or outer skins were then laid onto either side of the membrane to form the sailcloth
Like her predecessors, Alfa Romeo 3 in every respect is at the cutting edge of yacht design, engineering and construction, and in rig and sail design and in sailcloth
A subsequent outcome was a successful move by Weatherly's disgruntled skipper 'Bus' Mosbacher through the New York Yacht Club that forced future challengers to use only sails made from sailcloth
manufactured in their own country.
Fraser and Stephens knew that the components (films, adhesive and yarns) had to be held in close contact for best lamination and that pressures approaching those used in conventional sailcloth
lamination could not be applied over a flexible mould.
The link provided Doyle with access to the D4 laminated sailcloth