Re- cutting

Re- cutting


UK Sailmakers can re-cut racing or cruising sails to make them faster or fit better and we can re-cut sails made by any sail maker. If we cannot get out to your boat to evaluate a sail that needs a re-cut, we will instruct you on how to make photographs showing the sails shape. The J/44 light No. 1 shown here was retired from the boats racing inventory since the draft has moved too far aft.

The images below show work we did on a new sail that that did not fit his boat. The sail was purchased from an offshore sail maker and it is clear that the boat was never measure properly. When the sail was delivered it would not furl into the mast because the sails luff was too long and tack angle was wrong. On top of it all, tack patch was over built to the point that it would not fit into the opening in the mast.

We cut the foot up by about four inches at the tack and ten inches at the clew to set the correct tack angle. We reduced the number of layers in the tack patch. We installed a flat tape on the foot (to take to loading from tack to clew and installed the foot tape. Then we buttoned everything up with the UV cover and webbing reinforcements around the tack and clew block. The sail now fits and this happy customer will not stray offshore anymore.

Re- cutting