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Swift sail makers is a sail loft dedicated to producing a quality product at the right price. The company is managed by a team of experienced professionals from both the marine and retail industry. We believe that a combination of sail makers and other marine specialists allows us to offer you the customer a better product. Price Match Promise; “Swift Sails will guarantee to beat any like-for-like written quotation”. We offer a bespoke sail making service, using only the best materials available. We offer unbeatable levels of design and workmanship at competitive prices with a fully supportive after sales service to help in the event of warranty issues. If you have any technical questions or need any advice in regard to your sails, we at Swift Sails are here to assist you. We at Swift Sails value our clientele. Swift Sails offer great deals for new furling systems and boom covers. Swift Sail Makers go that much further.
Fully battened mainsails are becoming increasingly more popular, from cruising to racing boats. There are several things to consider before buying a fully battened mainsail.
A fully battened mainsail offers considerably more power particularly in lighter conditions as the battens induce shape into the sail. The fully battened system is more suited to masthead rigs or yachts with very little angle on swept back spreader rigs. Sigma 33?s in particular are not that successful with a full batten due to the sail bending around the rigging when sailing downwind.
A few points to note when considering a fully battened system.
- most fully battened sails need special batten cars – this can add to the price considerably
- will your boom cover/stack-pack still fit with the increased sail volume and slide stack height
- extra weight of the sail handling
- storage of battens during the off season
In summary fully battened sails offer the cruising sailor huge benefits both in performance and ease of handling when used with a good batten car system and lazy jacks.
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