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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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Checking Sails At Home

With the sailing season almost upon those of us living in the northern hemisphere, now is the time to inspect our sails so we can be confident they will survive another season of abuse. Unfortunately, this is not one of the more glamorous or exciting parts of sailing, and for some, it can fall by the wayside until it is too late. However, if you do not mind filling your living room with Dacron for an afternoon, we will show you how to inspect your sails from the comfort of your own couch!

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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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Removing Mildew, Rust and Dirt from your Sails!

Have you ever taken your sails out of storage or unfurled them and discovered the dreaded black blotches of mildew have made their unfortunate appearance? The regrettable truth is mildew, rust stains, and dirt are common occurrences on sails. If you have noticed your sails becoming dirtier after pulling them out of storage or unfurling them this guide is aimed at helping reduce and remove mildew, rust, and other markings on your sail. Discover how to get your sails back to their peak appearance and prevent mildew from growing.

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Maintaining Your Sails and Increasing Their Lifespan

There is an old saying that B.O.A.T. is an acronym for “bring on another thousand”. Unfortunately there is some truth in this as sailboats require continuous maintenance and upgrades. This includes the eventual challenge of deciding between having to be content with your old, worn out sails or replacing them with new sails. Whether your sails are old and ragged or new and bright, here are a few things you can do in order to prolong the lifespan of your sails and maximize their performance.

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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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