Cruising Mainsails - 2 Pages

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Catalogue excerpts

MAINSAILS NEED TO WORK IN EVERY WIND SPEED FROM 0 TO 30 & MORE. THAT’S WHY YOU NEED UK-HALSEY IN YOUR CORNER. Your mainsail is the most tireless worker on your boat. Every day you leave the harbor, it’s flying. Whether motoring through a glass calm or reefed down in 30 knots, the same mainsail gets the call to action. To meet these demands, UK-Halsey Sailmakers has developed many different mainsail options for cruising sailors. We offer materials from woven Dacron® to the most advanced laminates, as well as a wide choice of batten configurations. Woven Dacron® from DuPont is the most durable material for sailmaking – and we have years of experience with it. Fill-oriented, cross-cut Dacron sails are reasonably priced and can stand up ABOVE: An Arcona 400 with a Tape-Drive main with 2 reefs. LEFT: A close-up of a Shipman 50’s Spectra Tape-Drive main with carbon fiber tapes.

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years of heavy use in high winds and harsh sunlight. But there are two lives to every sail – Physical Life and Performance Life. Physical Life is the sail’s ability to stay in one piece. Performance Life is the sail’s ability to maintain its aerodynamic shape. As sails age, they gradually lose their shape, or “blow out”, making your boat heel over, slowing you down and making sailing less comfortable. For Physical Life alone, Dacron can’t be beat. But when Physical and Performance Life are both considered, modern laminates emerge as a strong alternative. Today’s high-tech laminated sails offer...

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All UK-Halsey International catalogues and brochures

  1. Titanium

    2 Pages

    En
  2. X-Drive

    4 Pages

    En
  3. Uni-Titanium

    4 Pages

    En
  4. TAPE DRIVE

    4 Pages

    En
  5. RACING MAINSAIL

    2 Pages

    En
  6. CODE ZERO SAIL

    4 Pages

    En