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Custom Axis Laminate (CAL) Sails

Superior Cruising Sails at great savings

Fri, 1st May 2009
By Chuck Skewes

Custom Axis Laminate (CAL) Sails Superior Cruising Sails at great savings
Custom Axis Laminate Headsail

Custom Axis Laminate (CAL) Sails from Ullman Sails

Ullman Sails is proud to highlight the Custom Axis Laminate or CAL Sails a new generation of modern high tech laminates.  This is a significant improvement in performance cruising sails over the traditional Dacron Sails offered for years by Sailmakers.

The CAL Sails offer Vectran load bearing yarns with polyester non load bearing yarns laminated between light Dacron covers.  This makes a very strong low stretch laminate.  The Vectran yarns are orientated so that there are more threads in the leach than in the luff to take the extra loads generated when the sail is sheeted in tight.  Also the tack and clew panels are orientated to take the appropriate loads giving the sail the slight appearance of being a tri radial sail.

CAL Sails are very low stretch and very strong, this translates to the sail having a much wider wind range than a Dacron Sail.  The wider wind range means less heeling force, less weather helm, the need to reef is significantly reduced, and higher performance.CAL sails are constructed, panel by panel, for each individual sail.  The primary and secondary load carrying Vectran fibers are custom laid at and angel determined by the load lines of each sail being constructed.  CAL Sails are also the first to use 100% U.V. Block film.  This is the exact same film laminated to glass in cars to prevent interior fading.  As well as 100% U.V.  resistant it adds a tremendous amount of strength and durability to the sails.

Offshore finishing is standard on CAL Sails and when compared to Dacron Sails with the same finishing the price is the same.  Ullman Sails is proud to offer this superior product without a price increase. Similar cloths are now 60-100% higher in price and the CAL Sails are superior in design and durability.  For a quote on CAL Sails for your boat contact Ullman Sails at (619) 226-1133 or e-mail us.

For more information about the fibers used in Custom Axis Laminate sails click here

This article was posted on Fri, 1st May 2009