Sails can get moldy, but it can be avoided. You have to make sure to try to keep it dry and avoid furling the sail when it’s wet. Taking the sail down and storing it is also an effective method when trying to combat mold. Mold and mildew show up differently in Dacron and Laminate sails and as such these sail fabrics require different techniques. This video explores the best ways to keep your Dacron and laminate sails clean and extend their longevity. […]
Setting up your rigging to suit your boat is paramount in achieving peak performance from your sails. On Ask Precision Sails we had a question from customer Jim who wants to know: “Should I add a topping lift to my boat? And if so how do I rig it up?” First of […]
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 wonder what sail performance means? It’s several different components of the overall feel of a boat. Responsiveness, comfort, wind angles, and speeds are all calculated differently by a well performing sail. Sail performance is something that everyone should be concerned with. Sail performance doesn’t just affect when you get to your destination, but how you get there.
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.
Learn how Precision Sails defines their Rig Spec measurements and Dimensions. This blog will help you to understand how Precision Sails labels sailboat rig specifications. If you need a replacement or new mainsail and /or headsail you will need to measure your sailboat’s rigging, sails, and rigs. One thing we tell sailors here at Precision Sails is “the effort you put into measuring really does translate into the quality of sail you get.” If quality measurements are given to designers, it allows them to create an excellent performing sail.
Ever wondered how to order a new sail? It’s as easy as picking up the phone and talking to our expert sales team. Follow this info graphic and blog post to order an amazing sail from Precision Sails. We have excellent customer service and quality of sails. We spend more time with our clients than the competition on consultation and design to ensure our clients are completely satisfied with their new sail. Give us a call at +1 888-958-5638. Whether you’re browsing for prices or need a sail immediately, we will get you the information you need within 24-48 hours.
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.
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.
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!