WINTER SERVICE TIME

  If you are thinking about ordering new sails that will be ready to use on the first day of the 2019 sailing season, now is the time to order. Most new sail delivery dates are delayed because we can’t get the measurements we need because the mast is down or the boat is encased in shrink wrap. So call today before you cover your boat or pull your mast.

If you are thinking about ordering new sails that will be ready to use on the first day of the 2019 sailing season, now is the time to order. Most new sail delivery dates are delayed because we can’t get the measurements we need because the mast is down or the boat is encased in shrink wrap. So call today before you cover your boat or pull your mast.

IT’S been a great summer and unfortunately fall has arrived abruptly. Smooth summer sailing next year depends on proper preventative maintenance this winter. When you put your boat away, don't forget to send your sails and canvas to UK Sailmakers for winter service that includes washing, full inspection, repair and storage in our climate controlled storage facilities.

  An example of chafe found in an inspection. A chafe patch will be applied to keep the sail from getting ripped in the future. If this small damage was not found, the sail could have kept getting damaged to the point of failure.

An example of chafe found in an inspection. A chafe patch will be applied to keep the sail from getting ripped in the future. If this small damage was not found, the sail could have kept getting damaged to the point of failure.

UK Sailmakers Winter Service is designed to look for the wearing effects of UV sunlight, luffing and flogging, tacking and jibing on your sails. We seek out the small problems before they can turn into big headaches next summer.

While you are decommissioning your boat at the end of the season, don't forget to take your sails off the boat. The best place to store them is at our loft in our climate controlled loft after they have been washed and checked over. A frigid boat is no place for a sail you need to depend on next spring. Sails absorb moisture, which promotes the growth of mold and mildew on your sails and to the interior of your boat.

UK Sailmakers Chicago is your full service loft for new sails, sail repairs and sail storage.

We offer:
• Pick up and delivery to local boat yards and yacht clubs.
• Quality Repairs on ALL BRANDS OF SAILS
• Sail De-Rigging and Installation for an extra charge
• Professional Sail and Canvas Cleaning (brighten up your sails and canvas and eliminate mildew growth)
• Storage for sails and canvas
Rolled Sail storage for racing sails
• Careful inspection of all edges, corners, seams, batten pockets, luff tapes and luff hardware, and UV covers. We will call if any major repair is needed.
• New Tell Tales
• On-site storage in dry, heated location

We will help you protect your investment in your boat’s primary source of propulsion.

TREAT YOUR SAILS RIGHT THIS WINTER, CONTACT UK SAILMAKERS

Located at:
2323 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: (312) 326-1053
chicago@uksailmakers.com