May 31, 2012
One of the pleasures of making sails in Maine is that we frequently work and sail on classic boats. The list of such boats is long: Concordia, NY-50, Q-Boat, Rhodes 49, A-Scow, Nevins 40, International Class, etc. There is a real interest in such boats in Maine. Perhaps it is this interest in classic sailboats that has helped keep alive Maine's unique one-design classes: Boothbay Harbor One Design, Christmas Cove One Design, and Small Point One Design.
As sailmakers, we take great pride in using modern technology and materials in helping these classic one-designs perform up to their potential. Here's Jake measuring a new mainsail for BHOD #5, Tia. This boat was built long before modern looms and computer design and cutting. We've made this sail of Dimension-Polyant's Square Weave Dacron. This Dacron is woven with a ripstop grid of larger denier yarns combined with smaller, tightly packed yarns and special coatings for improved stretch resistance and bias stability. The result is a sail that lasts longer and holds its shape better.
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