Step Finishing

Once the laminate has cured, the sail is finished in much the same way as a conventional panelled sail. Corner reinforcements, bolt ropes, batten pockets and so forth are sewn to the sail, and the edges are trimmed with tapes. Any hardware is attached to the sail, which is then given a final check and sent to the customer.

The 3DL manufacturing facility in Minden, Nevada, showing a number of molds with sails of different sizes being manufactured.

Emma Richards sailed Pindar single-handed around the world using North's 3DL Marathon sail.

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