Thursday, April 23, 2009

Watch me glow

Always love a new cool product, and this has to be one of them—Glowfast Luminous Sail Tape—an Aussie company. Just stick the sail tape on your sails, and with as little as 10 minutes exposure to light, the tape will glow for up to 20+ hours. And then it’ll automatically recharge the next time the tape’s exposed to light; and it can even be recharged by torch light.


Seems quite an excellent way to see your sails’ shapes while travelling at night.

I just may have to get some of this for my Pacific Action Sail. I’ve found when paddling/sailing at night, particularly when the moon’s either not very bright or not there at all, it can be a bit discomforting not being able to see the sail’s angle when I can feel it quite well across my face from where it’s coming.
Particularly when it’s also raining…

For the height of my sail from the water, the company recommends 30-44mm tape.

US$169.50 for 30mm x 25m (1.18in x 82ft), which is a lot of tape—I probably only need a meter or two. Perhaps we need a community sail tape pot here?


3 comments:

corgimas said...

i just want some for fun!!!! drop me aline if you do start up an order!!!! would def. be in for a couple of meters!

Glowfast Marine said...

Hi Guys,

I work for Glowfast Marine. We do not normally sell by the Metre but for you guys I am happy to make an exception as I think it would be really cool to branch out.

If you want to drop me an email at jason@glowfast.com I will see what I can organise for you guys.

All the best.
Jason

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