Tape-Drive Silver – Cruising Mainsail

Notice the all-white look of Tape-Drive Silver sails. Click to enlarge.

Tape-Drive Silver sails are made with a grid of S-Glass fiber tapes bonded to a sail made with polyester laminates. This combination can be used on boats under 40-feet as a more economical choice. When S-Glass tapes are used on polyester laminates, the sail has an all-white look. (See detail picture). These sails offer vastly better shape holding than a similar Dacron sail and the price increase is surprisingly small.

A 31-foot cruiser-racer with a set of Tape-Drive silver sails. Click to enlarge.

A Tape-Drive Silver Powerhead mainsail for a Sigma 33. Click to enlarge.

UK Sailmakers Tape-Drive Silver materials PM05T and PM10T. 

Tape-Drive Silver mainsail and genoa. Click to enlarge.

Available details:

Available with:
– Reefs
– Loose Foot
– Cunningham
– Telltales
– Draft Stripes
– Sail Numbers
– Leechline


Available with:
– Partial Taffeta
– Double Taffeta


– Powerhead
– Full Battens
– Furling Mains


Other Options:
– Lazy Cradle
– Lazy Jacks
– Dutchman
– Sail Cover


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