up FAQ: Are there any downsides to using 303 Protectant on sailcloth?

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up FAQ: Are there any downsides to using 303 Protectant on sailcloth?

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303 Protectant will soften some of the resin finish with which the Dacron is treated at the factory to give it stiffness. Some racers consider this a negative. Others report increased performance from 303 treated “softened” sails: 1) That with treated sails you can point several degrees higher into the wind and 2) That the reduced drag co-efficient of treated sailcloth adds measurable speed. 3) That sails are much easier to bring in and store at the end of the day.

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