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Measuring for New Sails: Headsail With the Mast Down

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

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The Rundown On Mainsail Features: Battens, Reefs, Reinforcements, Profile

Ever wondered what you can do to get a more durable and better performing mainsail? This blog post runs through the options available for you to customize your sail for your boat as well as your sailing experience. We explore the four key features to consider when selecting your new mainsail: Battens, Size & Profile, Reinforcements, and Reefs. At Precision Sails, we make the selection process easy, by speaking to you directly, to help determine exactly what you need from your next sail.

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Loose vs Fixed Foot

Is one better than the other? In this post, one of Precision Sails’ Senior Sail Designers, Jeremy Roszmann, discusses the details and features of the two sail types. Learn more about the history and background of fixed foot and loose foot sails. Jeremey also discusses how the differences in the designed shape of the sail and its functionality affect the efficiency and power of the sails. He dives into the topic of rigging and removal and how it can change removing the sail from your boat. Join us as we explore the different advantages and disadvantages of these two sail styles.

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Sailing 2000 Nautical Miles in the Sea of Cortez and the Bahamas

Francois Hebert works as the General Manager and head coach at the Whistler Sailing School. He recently went through the process of ordering sails from Precision Sails for his Corsair F27 R trimaran, “Trioomph”. Trioomph’s mainsail and furling jib were made using Warp Drive sailcloth from our Precision Tri-Radial Series.

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velcro tab leech enclosure

Leech and Foot Lines

A leech line is attached at the head of your sail and runs down to just above the clew. This line can be usually be adjusted using cleats, or Velcro tabs at the clew or intermediately at reefs. Tensioning this line reduces flutter in the trailing edge of the sail and improves sail shape.

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