Tape-Drive Silver - Cruising Genoa

A Tape-Drive Silver Passagemaker Genoa with Taffeta covering the tapes on the portion of the sail that overlaps the mast. 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.

UK Sailmakers Tape-Drive Silver Materials PM05T and PM10T. Both the taffeta and films are offered in grey as well.

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