posted on January 01, 2011
I recently visited my sail maker - as in McNamara - and
discussed both Mylar and Dacron. He had equivalent rolls of material of each in stock and I can confirm that the Mylar 'felt' marginally lighter, As a raw material the Mylar costs the sail maker between 35% and 40% more than the equivalent amount of Dacron, I was given to understand that the labour and skills involved in manufacture were similar.
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