SAILKOTE™ Plus - What is it?
I'm very impressed with the Sailkote PLUS application sprayed on our racing spinnakers. I've been racing Dragons for decades and as soon as the freshly Sailkoted spinnaker was being hoisted for the first time, I realised the value in doing this. The kite is now extremely slippery, and hoists quickly from the spinnaker chute, even when wet! Amazingly, even when hoisted wet, the water quickly runs off the koted sailcloth and the sail is immediately dry and light once again. It's also a huge advantage when it's time to drop the spinnaker back into the chute. We only have to pull about 50% as hard to pull the spinnaker down now, and this greatly reduced friction also seems to eliminate mishaps at the leeward mark takedowns as well. Thank you Sailkote and thank you McLube!
SAILKOTE™ Plus Highlights
- MILDEW PROTECTION - Virtually eliminates the chances of mildew attack
- IN MAST FURLING - Easier in mast furling
- TIGHTER FURLING HEADSAILS - Reduced windage
- REDUCED WEAR - Less friction and chafing
- SAIL SETTING - Offwind sails handle and set easily
- CLEANER AND DRYER SAILS - Repels water. Dirt resistant
- PROVEN TRACK RECORD - Tried and tested on thousands of sail
SAILKOTE Plus is specially formulated with Dupont Krytox, an easily applied environmentally friendly translucent liquid lubricant specifically designed for marine use. It is a derivative of McLube, with an anti-mildew additive that fights mildew before it starts.
It dries quickly to a hard, smooth, ultra-slick, hydrophobic dry coating that bonds tenaciously to almost any surface. And because SAILKOTE Plus is a dry lubricant, it will not attract dirt or contaminants and will not transfer to other surfaces.
SAILKOTE Plus will severely limit, if not ELIMINATE, the growth of mildew on your sails and, depending on use, need not be re-applied any sooner than every 4-5 years
SAILKOTE Plus has been applied to thousands of square feet of sails for boats ranging in size from 25 to 100. The results have been truly dramatic. The sails that we have seen, having been sailkoted, are in better shape than those that have not. The sails, made from as diverse materials as woven Dacron/Polyester and Nylon to Laminated Polyester and Spectra, are cleaner, exhibit less mildew, and suffer less from wear and tear.