Don't Forget You Sail Cover
Posted on 18-10-2012 by UK Sailmakers
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Sail covers do not last forever. You need to keep your strongest defense against the sun’s destructive UV rays in good shape. Have holes and broken buckles fixed so that the cover truly covers your sail. Make sure that the cover goes BEYOND the clew of the sail at the end of the boom and then make sure the end of the cover is tied tight to keep the sun from peeking in as it reflects off the water.

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UV DAMAGE
Posted on 22-08-2012 by Adam Loory
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The suns UV rays are severely damaging. You need protective covers to guard against UV exposure (or a zipper luff sock around the furled sail). People don’t realize the thread that holds these covers together is not nearly as UV resistant as the cover itself.

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Care and Protection of Sails
Posted on 01-01-2012 by UK Sailmakers
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As sailmakers, we are acutely aware of the cost of sails as part of the total investment in owning and operating a sailboat. Experience has also shown us that the treatment of new sails after they are delivered can greatly extend or shorten their useful life.

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Our original Passagemaker II came from our experience with Tape-Drive racing sails. These original load path sails had proven themselves to be the most durable high tech sails on the market. They are light, strong and reasonably priced.

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LAMINATE SAILCLOTH UPDATE
Posted on 15-04-2011 by UK Sailmakers
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I remember setting up for the 1981 St Pete Boca Grande race in what we thought was the most advanced sail fabric known to man. At the time, it really was. It was a very simple Polyester taffeta with a single layer of mylar laminate. As we finished the race and lowered the sail, we immediately went below and began inspecting it feverishly to ensure we had not done any damage.

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