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    MC 8000

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    9000 Series

    • Description: These top-of-the-line, Grand Prix sails
      feature 100% Carbon to deliver superior strength coupled with lightweight, low-stretch performance. Custom string Xply base. Available as square-top or pin head.
    • Boat Size: 40-80'
    • Material/Fiber: 100% Carbon; matte film
    • Sail Color: All black fiber
    • Strength/Weight Ratio:starstarstarstarstar
    • Ease of Trim: starstarstarstar
    • Control of Heel:starstarstarstarstar
    • Upwind Performance:starstarstarstarstar
    • Wind Range Versatility:starstarstarstar
    • UV Resistance:starstarstarstar
    • Fiber Resistance to Flogging:starstarstarstar
    • Durability:starstarstarstar
    • Optimal Shape Retenation: starstarstarstarstar
    • Cost:starstarstarstarstar
    • Sails in Series:
      MR 9000
      Boat Length: 40+
      Fiber: 100% Carbon
         
    MR 6000

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    7000 Series

    • Description: These high-performance sails offer a superior strength-to-weight ratio and stretch resistance for optimal shaping and ease of trim. Excellent heel control and upwind performance. Available as square-top or pin head. Choose from a blend of Carbon and Twaron® fibers or 100% Twaron®.
    • Boat Size: 35'-80'
    • Material/Fiber: Carbon/Twaron®; matte film
    • Sail Color: All black fiber
    • Strength/Weight Ratio:starstarstarstarstar
    • Ease of Trim: starstarstarstarstar
    • Control of Heel:starstarstarstarstar
    • Upwind Performance:starstarstarstarstar
    • Wind Range Versatility:starstarstarstar
    • UV Resistance:starstarstarstar
    • Fiber Resistance to Flogging:starstarstarstar
    • Durability:starstarstarstar
    • Optimal Shape Retenation: starstarstarstar
    • Cost:starstarstarstar
    • Sails in Series:
      MR 7600

      Boat Length: 40'-80'
      Fiber 60% Carbon/40% Twaron®

      MR 7300
      Boat Length: 30'-60'
      Fiber: 30% Carbon/70% Twaron®

      MR 7000
      Boat Length: 25'-55'
      Fiber: 100% Black Twaron®
         
    MC 4000

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    5000 Series

    • Description: These series sails offer excellent versatility in a broad range of wind speeds and are easy to trim. Choose from a blend of Carbon and Twaron® or 100% Twaron®. Available as square-top or pin head.
    • Boat Size: 25'-40'
    • Material/Fiber: Carbon/Black Twaron®; matte film
    • Sail Color: All black fiber
    • Strength/Weight Ratio:starstarstarstar
    • Ease of Trim: starstarstarstarstar
    • Control of Heel:starstarstarstar
    • Upwind Performance:starstarstarstar
    • Wind Range Versatility:starstarstarstarstar
    • UV Resistance:starstarstar
    • Fiber Resistance to Flogging:starstarstar
    • Durability:starstarstarstar
    • Optimal Shape Retenation: starstarstar
    • Cost:starstarstar
    • Sails in Series:
      MR 5300

      Boat Length: 25'-40'
      Fiber: 30% Carbon/70% Black Twaron®; Non-aligned

      MR 5000
      Boat Length: 25'-40'
      Fiber: 100% Black Twaron®; Non-aligned
         
    MC 4000

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    3000 Series

    • Description: Affordable, high-quality membrane sails for small to mid-size racers. The 3000 series sails are versatile, durable and easy to trim. Available as square-top or pin head.
    • Boat Size: 20'-35'
    • Material/Fiber: 100% Black Polyester; matte film
    • Sail Color: All black fiber
    • Strength/Weight Ratio:starstar
    • Ease of Trim: starstarstarstarstar
    • Control of Heel:starstarstar
    • Upwind Performance:starstarstar
    • Wind Range Versatility:starstarstar
    • UV Resistance:starstarstar
    • Fiber Resistance to Flogging:starstarstar
    • Durability:starstarstarstar
    • Optimal Shape Retenation: starstar
    • Cost:starstar
    • Sails in Series:
      MR 3000

      Boat Length: 20'-35'
      Fiber: 100% Black Polyester; Non-aligned
         

 

 

 

 


Superior Technology for Unsurpassed Results

More Fiber in More Directions

Fusion M™ sails are engineered as full-size membranes and are designed with a fully-integrated, custom, fiber network that addresses sail loading equally in all directions rather than along primary load paths only. This fiber map is developed using highly sophisticated finite element analysis (FEA), which recognizes the ever-changing nature of sail loads and the need for adaptability.

The resulting fiber-network is complex and very dense, creating a structural system that supports the entire sail because there is consistent stretch in all directions (referred to as "isotropic"). The Fusion M™ isotropic fiber matrix prevents any one part of the sail from becoming overloaded or distorted.

The net result is a sail shape that lasts longer and is easy to trim through a wide range of conditions because it changes evenly and uniformly.

Superior Lamination

Our two-step lamination process uses vacuum bagging to lock fibers in place between film layers. Infrared heat is then applied and six-to-eight tons of pressure (12,000psi - 16,000psi) to thermo-set the adhesives and produce a membrane four to five times stronger than other laminates. Top-layer, matte-finish films are coated with UV inhibitors to insure protection, longevity, and performance.

Post-cured Shaping

Unlike single-step lamination and shaping methods used by other sailmakers, Quantum's sail panels are completely cured
before the shaping process begins. Fully-cured lamination eliminates the effects of shrinkage and guarantees repeatability.

Quantum's Fusion M sails have the best initial shape and the longest shape life of any racing sail built today, without
sacrificing the durability and reliability that is the fundamental performance requirement of a good racing sail.

Fiber Options to Fit Your Needs

Fusion M™ racing sails are built with varying types of fiber, providing a range of options for different size boats and
sailing requirements. All fibers are black in color for a clean, consistent appearance.As illustrated by the fiber selection chart, fiber properties like initial modulus, tenacity, and UV resistance are key in determining the right fiber for your sail. Quantum's sailing pros can help you make the right selection.

 

 

2014: The De-Shining Moment

Quantum's high-performance, Fusion M™ sails now feature matte film, a product innovation that not only delivers important benefits but also signifies the scientific evolution of our products and defines their best virtues.

Complementing the sophisticated, technical look of the matte film is Quantum's conversion to ALL BLACK fiber for all membrane sails.


The beauty of Quantum's new matte film is more than skin deep:


  • Greater UV resistance for longer sail life.
  • Less shrinkage during lamination for increased control over sail shape.
  • Reduced glare for less eyestrain and better visibility.
  • Less visible micro-marring keeps your sails looking new.
  • Smoother finish for easier sail handling.
  • Distinct appearance signifies your investment in the best sails on the market.


Matte film is now standard on all Fusion M™ sails. Contact your Quantum Rep today.

 


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FIBER SELECTION CHART
  Initial
Modulus
Tenacity Flex
Life
UV
Resistance
Elongation
to Break
  The measure of a fiber's ability to resist stretch. This indicates how well the fiber will perform in terms of holding sail shape. The higher the rating the less the fiber will
stretch.

The fiber's initial breaking strength. A good measure of a fiber's ultimate tensile
strength. The higher the rating the more load it takes to break the fiber.

A measure of strength lost due to bending, folding, or flogging. The fiber's ability to retain its strength after being folded back and forth over several cycles. The lower the rating the better the flex life.

Strength loss from exposure to the Sun's UV rays. This is a measure of the effect of sunlight on the modulus (strength) of the fiber. The higher
the rating the better the UV resistance.

A measure of the fiber's ability to resist shock loads; elastic stretch resistance. Analogous to the stiffness in a spring. Higher ratings mean more stretch and resistance to breakage.

RACING FIBERS
High Tenacity Carbon Fiber starstarstarstarstar starstarstarstarstar starstarstar starstarstarstarstar starstarstar
High Modulus Twaron® Black starstarstarstar starstarstarstar starstarstarstar starstarstar starstarstarstar
Technora® starstarstar starstarstar starstarstarstarstar starstarstarstar starstarstarstarstar
High Tenacity Polyester® starstar starstar starstarstar starstarstar starstarstar

 

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Matte Film Brochure



"Quantum has invested more resources into sail R&D than any other company in the world. Backed by on-the-water validation of our sails, we can say unequivocally we have the best shapes, the strongest, most lightweight and durable sails on the market. The new matte film on Quantum's Fusion M™ sails delivers important benefits and signifies the scientific evolution of our products and defines their best virtues. With a matte surface you see nothing but the shape, nothing but the form."


- Ed Reynolds, President Quantum Sail Design Group


 

 

 
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