FatFurl is a sail specially designed by Elvstrøm for modern fast cruisers. Optimal shape and maximum area. Fatfurl's sails are larger than regular battens with full battens. The vertical battens through the carbon upper provide maximum support to the leech whether the sail is fully deployed or reefed.

Vertical battens also work well with a reefed sail, making the sail flat and efficient. Short intermediate battens have the same function. The strength and stability of the sail is determined by the EPEX cut (optimal placement of power fibers and laminate). Additional symmetrical batten pockets can be provided for optimal air flow.

 

Types of cutting

 

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Cross cut

An x-cut sail consists of a series of horizontal sashes, parallel to each other and perpendicular to the leech. This is a reliable and fairly cheap method of manufacturing; the sail is affordable and durable. In fact, the cross cut is the ancestor of sailing design and sails with this cut have a proven track record.

Cross cut sails are usually made from woven polyester fabric with weft threads that are stronger than warp threads. The canvas is oriented towards the direction of the load, resulting in a very strong sail.

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Cross cut

An x-cut sail consists of a series of horizontal sashes, parallel to each other and perpendicular to the leech. This is a reliable and fairly cheap method of manufacturing; the sail is affordable and durable. In fact, the cross cut is the ancestor of sailing design and sails with this cut have a proven track record.

Cross cut sails are usually made from woven polyester fabric with weft threads that are stronger than warp threads. The canvas is oriented towards the direction of the load, resulting in a very strong sail.

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EPEX

The unique and patented EPEX membrane technology is the flagship of Elvstrøm Sails. 100% custom design in which each power fiber is positioned according to the load diagram. Each sail is calculated by a special computer program according to individual preferences. This ensures absolutely optimal fiber distribution throughout the sail, resulting in exceptional shape stability and maximum recoil.

A wide range of materials and fibers are available to suit any need. All air between the layers and the power fibers that make up the sail is removed by vacuum and the entire canvas is “baked” into a single whole.

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