North Sails LOFT NEWS

April 2, 2018

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.

1. MAINSAIL

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.

2. MAINSAIL

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.

Joel Sail Prep

If you find anything that needs attention – Better Call Joel!