A Look At Sails, Vol. 3: Specialty Sails & Hardware


Part 3 of Practical Sailors A Look at Sails series examines important sails and equipment that sailors often overlook when they are adding to their racing or cruising inventory. The Specialty Sails and Hardware e-book explains which specialty sails and key accessories deserve a place in your gear inventory and why they are so important.

Riding sails, storm trysails, and reefing staysails-along with their corresponding hardware-are explained, examined, and reviewed in this one-of-a-kind e-book. In it, you’ll discover:

– Proper size and shape for a storm trysail.

– When a riding sail makes the most sense.

– How a reefing staysail simplifies your sailing, and why a custom-fit is necessary.

– What features make for an ideal snatch block and which is the most user-friendly.

In addition, you’ll understand the key advantages of a mainsheet traveler vs. simple mainsheet rigs, find out what makes the best rigid boom vang, and learn how to properly inspect a trysail (including head, clew, tack, leech, and luff)!

While a new mainsail will likely consume the biggest share of your sails budget, don’t forget about the supporting cast of characters. Cruising sailors, in particular, need to think carefully about storm trysails, reefing staysails, and sailing hardware like snatch blocks.

Learn which sails and related hardware are right for your needs with this insightful e-book. Order your copy today!

*Please note: This is a downloadable E-book.

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