In this blog we walk you through the process of measuring your headsail when your mast is down. Clients tell us all the time that they can’t get their measurements to us because their sailboat’s rigs are taken apart. This blog and video show you how to get the measurements for a new headsail without having your boat put together, or if it is being stored for winter. The process is made easier with a buddy so try to have one around and call us anytime, we’re here to help
When you choose to work with Precision Sails, you are choosing to work with a team dedicated to making you the best sail for your boat and ensuring you experience the best possible customer service. We strive to guarantee your sails not only fit your boat perfectly but meet expectations for their intended use and longevity. The design team is based in-house and uses industry leading technology to develop and model your custom sails. Our designers will work with you one-on-one to create the best sail for you. We care about the details and are ready to accommodate any request. It’s easy to get an amazing sail from Precision Sails, the key to this lies in communication, so let’s start talking.
The question of what the wind specifications for cruising asymmetrical spinnakers is a tough question. There are many different types of spinnakers, each designed to perform best in different kinds of wind. The most versatile of these is the code 2 asymmetrical spinnaker (A2), an all purpose / medium running sail. Each series of spinnaker has its different uses and when choosing a new sail there are numerous components that should be factored into the decision making process. When you team up with Precision Sails you get to work with one of our sail designers to tailor fit your spinnaker to exactly what you’re looking for.
When you receive your mainsail from Precision Sails we supply you with a Velcro strap which is intended to be put on the clew around the boom. This Velcro strap has a couple of functions. The first is for when you’re sailing in heavy winds or stormy weather you can wrap it through your clew and around your boom for extra stability and strength. Another is when you are not using a clew slug, you can simply use the Velcro strap and make quick adjustments to the tension of the sail. In this video Darryl, owner of Precision Sails, reviews the various uses for your Velcro strap on the clew.
Should you put an offshore reinforcement package on the lower quality Dacrons or is that something that you just put on the better quality sail cloth? When it comes to the quality of Dacron sails, the better the quality, like the 400 and 500 series we offer, the longer they’re going to hold their sail shape and the more resistance they will have to UV damage from the sun. This level of Dacron sails will last you longer. The offshore package we offer has double tapes along the leech, luff, and foot. Wider seams, leech seam wedgies, reef reinforcement belts, and upgraded hardware.
A boom preventer is a rigging system which prevents the boom’s ability to move past the cockpit when any accidental jibing or tacking action occurs. It works by restricting the range that your boom can swing. This is important to help prevent damage to your vessel, or harm to your crew. You don’t want your boom swinging back and forth from an unexpected gust of wind taking off your crew mates heads and knocking them overboard!
For anyone doing an ocean crossing, serious offshore sailing, or are the type of sailor that likes to be out in any condition, we recommend having one in your sail inventory. We recommend this because most sailors only have one mainsail on board. A trysail is there to make sure that your mainsail does not take on any unnecessary damage and means you are able to confidently sail in heavier weather conditions. This blog explores the benefits of a trysail and why trysails are built to withstand more extreme conditions.
Quick guide on all things battens. In this blog we walk you through the process of opening your battens as when they arrive they will be zip tied together in a tight coil under a lot of tension. We will then discuss the straightforward process of measuring and cutting your battens and the tools needed to complete this. Finally guide you through installing your battens. If you have any questions please reach out, we’ll be happy to answer!
First off, Precision Sails’ standard for quality requires all of our sails and custom products to go through an intensive quality control check in both design and production stages to ensure your sail is exactly as designed. If there is an issue, we do not recut sails. We remake sails to ensure we do not miss any critical details. The levels of communication between customers and Precision Sails is what sets us apart from the competition. The Customer portal is one of the tools we use to communicate with. We are your worldwide local sail loft, only a phone call away.
Bobby White from Sailing Doodles sails around the world in their 30-year-old sailboat and has documented what living off-grid means for them and most other sailors out there! Follow along as Bobby takes you step-by-step through all the things you need if you want to live on your sailboat off-grid, covering batteries, power sources, freshwater options, navigation and communication, and more.
What started out as a fast sleigh ride down the coast from Galveston to Port Arkansas, Texas in 15-20kts winds finished with a norther blowing 35-42kts and 10-12ft seas. A blown mainsail tells the tale; this mainsail had been ridden hard over the years and has now been replaced with a new main from Precision Sails. Join Paul as he reflects on taking home 1st place in their division, 1st place in the Jeanneau fleet, and 5th overall fleet on corrected time and how his new Genoa from Precision Sails greatly contributed to his team’s winning performance!