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Weaving high-tech fabrics of the future
This boat sail is made of a molded composite of continuous carbon and aramid fibers arranged in a pattern that anticipates load paths. These materials were laminated between layers of Mylar. It's more resistant to stretching and stronger than traditionally made sails, the museum's Web site says. This process was designed by J. P. Baudet and Luc Dubois, and the sail itself was manufactured by North Sails Nevada.
Credit: North Sails Nevada
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