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Vote on Mainsail material #12328
09/09/11 08:58 AM
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Russ Atkinson Offline OP
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Here's my input on my recommendation for voting on the proposed rule change to allow composite materials for the mainsail

I am strongly in favor of a change in the by-laws that would allowing composite materials for the mainsail.

However, I would recommend a vote of NO, if the rule also includes a bag weight of 30lbs. In my optinion, the proposed rule, as written, effectively eliminates any practical consideration of buying a composite main.

Re: Vote on Mainsail material [Re: Russ Atkinson] #12330
09/09/11 11:37 PM
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Would love to hear from other Eastern Great Lakes Members\

Curently I have votes for 1 Yes and 4 NO

Post before Next Tuesday to be counted

Re: Vote on Mainsail material [Re: Crusader586] #12331
09/10/11 09:54 AM
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I'd vote for the rule change. My understanding is 30 lbs will allow all but to most exotic (Cuben fiber) materials.

Re: Vote on Mainsail material [Re: Crusader586] #12332
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Yes on composite materials

Re: Vote on Mainsail material [Re: Russ Atkinson] #12334
09/10/11 11:45 AM
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Hi All
I would vote NO on the weight restriction of 30#.
My current woven Pentex main weighs 31# and I expect 10% less with a Mylar/Pentex laminated fabric with S Glass LPT Technology. An affordable tech sail. It may weigh less than 27# with 1 reef point. I prefer 2 reef points which may add some. I know many like 1 reef point.
Doyle Detroit can make me a sail that weighs 30# using extra tapes and at extra cost. I will not be doing that.
In the Great Lakes, Tech sails are prevalent and to be competitive in PHRF I will go that route. 1design does not exist for me but if NA's came to me I would participate but only if I could use my best sails.
I vote no as currently proposed. Tech sails are for improved performance at less weight. I DO want to include tech sails in our options.
Regards



Don King

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