Planning on going for a single handed sailing trip? Prior preparations are paramount with any single-handed sailing excursion you partake in. Nothing is more critical than preparing your vessel to suit every situation when sailing single-handed. Preparation is key, you are the one solely responsible for you and your vessel’s safety. This includes not only boat preparation but also personal, medical, and communication preparation.
Choosing the right headsail LP (Luff-Perpendicular) depends on several things. When, where, and why you are sailing, as well as your rig set-up and limitations. The most versatile LP% is 135%. Your sailing destination and conditions and rig type help decide what size of headsail LP to choose. The type of sailing, racing, or cruising sailing, also factors in when choosing a headsail LP percentage. Give Precision Sails a call and we can help you out!
Ever wondered how to measure for a new main while your mast and rigging is down or taken apart? 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 has the information on how to get the measurements for your mast sliders, backstay position, tack connections, clew slug, Max foot, halyard shackle, and your max hoist. The process is made easier with a buddy so try to have one around and call us anytime, we’re here to help.
Getting your boat ready for winter is an important step in boat ownership. Not winterizing your boat can lead to serious consequences. For the boat owners who are not able to continue sailing during the winter months, this blog outlines processes on how to winterize your sailboats engine, fuel systems, water systems, head, sails, and batteries.
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.
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!
Whether you already requested a quote or are curious as to the layout and information found on our quotes this article is for you. Ron McInnis, Director of Sales & Marketing, breaks down the various pages of your quote and explains where to find helpful resources for sailors interested in learning a bit more about sails, sail options, and sailcloth. Feel free to contact us or book an appointment for a consultation at your convenience.It is our goal to help you make the best buying decision possible.
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.
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!
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.
I got my sailboat, Gudgeon, on a whim. I’d heard you could live on a sailboat and so I bought the first one I set foot on, a rather tired Cherubini designed Hunter 36. Built in 1980, she was older than I was and though kinda overbuilt as was common for the era.