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Premium High / Low Aspect

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Cloth more specifically engineered for particular rig configurations

Our High and Low Aspect fabrics are premium quality constructions intended for the sailor who demands the best. High tenacity fibers are combined in very dense weaves to create fabrics that have low elongation, high strength, and long term recovery. Bias stability is achieved by maximizing the cross-over points in these tightly woven constructions and finishing with the proven Polypreg process. Sails made with High and Low Aspect premium cloth will provide years of service over a wide working range of conditions. These two fabric ranges offer constructions that will meet the need of most any rig size or headsail configuration for long wearing and shape holding sails. Designed for cross-cut applications, High and Low aspect premium wovens are the perfect choice for quality minded cruisers.

Premium High Aspect Premium Low Aspect
Mainsails with an aspect ratio greather than 2.5:1 Mainsails with an aspect ratio less than 2.5:1
Genoas Jibs
Genoas

The finishing of our premium fabrics is geared to match your cruising needs or racing aspirations, and every production process is carefully overseen so that you receive a consistent quality of sail.

Polypreg finish
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medium
diagonal stability
handling
firm
diagonal stability
handling

Comparative features

Premium High / Low Aspect
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weaving density
ability to retain shape
UV endurance
lifespan

Weight range Premium High Aspect - 36" width

style Construction Colors
Weight oz. Warp x Fill natural
4.52 125 x 220
5.52 125 x 350

Weight range Premium High Aspect - 54" width

style Construction Colors
Weight oz. Warp x Fill natural
5.52 125 x 350
6.52 125 x 440
7.52 200 x 600
8.52 250 x 750
9.52 250 x 1000

Weight range Premium Low Aspect - 36" width

style Construction Colors
Weight oz. Warp x Fill natural
4.46 150 x 250
5.46 150 x 220

Weight range Premium Low Aspect - 54" width

style Construction Colors
Weight oz. Warp x Fill natural
5.46 150 x 220
6.46 200 x 440
7.46 250 x 440
8.46 350 x 600
9.46 350 x 750
10.46 350 x 1000

Applications Premium Low Aspect / High Aspect

Boat length ft. Mainsail No. 3 No. 2 No. 1
25-30 6.46/6.52 6.46/7.46 6.46 5.46
31-35 7.46/7.52 7.46/8.46 7.46 6.46
36-40 8.46/8.52 8.46/9.46 7.46/8.46 7.46
41-45 9.46/9.52 9.46 8.46 7.46/8.46
46-50 10.46 10.46 9.46 8.46
51-55 12.46 12.46 10.46 9.46