Whether you are planning a voyage in heavy weather or just find yourself caught out by changing weather patterns, what is required for a heavy weather sailing is a specific sail cut quite flat from much heavier cloth and robustly stitched to see you safely back to port. Often honked on rather than relying on a boltrope in a sleeve, as well as designing and making you a robust storm sail, we can advise and fit the appropriate deck ware to set this sail safely.
Our stormsails include the following features:
- Computer designed utilising the latest software.
- Cross cut to reduce stretch by laying the major thread lines along the heaviest load lines.
- Laser cutting of cloth to ensure accuracy of cutting and precision of joints.
- Extra-heavy layered reinforcing at the head, tack and clew areas.
- Pre-stretched rope is fitted all the way round the luff, leech and foot.
- All seams are glued, triple stitched and sewn in U.V. thread.
- Leather sheathing around the head, tack and clew.
- Hydraulically pressed stainless steel rings at the head, tack and clew.
- Brass piston hanks with reinforced attachment points and chafing protectors.
- Extra-heavy webbing fitted at the head and tack.
- Highly visible dayglo orange cloth is available as an option.
- Hand finishing throughout.