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Mainsail Configurations and Fabrics


Feature ImageBrian Hancock

"How you decide what fabric to choose will depend upon where and how you sail your boat. If you spend weekends daysailing the South Carolina coast, then DacronTM will probably be more than adequate."  

One of the most important things you should know about your mainsail is that it's the back of the main that works with your keel to provide lift when you are sailing to windward. This single fact will have a bearing on the shape and size of your sail, which in turn will influence the fabric and panel layout you choose.  more...


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