North Sails LOFT NEWS
FIVE SAIL PREP TIPS
Here are some easy things you can do on your own to make sure your sails are ready for the season.
Inspect the luff of the sail to see if the luff slides, or the boltrope, require attention. Make sure to look for loose or missing slides, chafing through the boltrope cover.
Inspect the batten pockets, both ends, to make sure that the battens will be secure, tight and doing their job. Velco can wear out over time and may need to be replaced.
3. FURLING GENOA
Inspect the UV cover to see if it has any loose stitching or fabric that has been fatigued by the sun. Most UV covers require some maintenance every two years.
4. RACE GENOA
Inspect around the spreader patches looking for impact and abrasion damage. Pay particular attention along the full length of the foot and leech – this is where sails take the most abuse.
5. JIBS w. BATTENS
Inspect the battens pockets looking for fatigue and wear at both ends of the pockets.