PROPER SAIL CARE
- Always protect sails from unnecessary exposure to sunlight and heat.
- Avoid prolonged luffing and flogging (motor with your sails down, unless the sails can be filled).
- Protect from chafe. Make sure spreader patches are located properly.
- Use specialized sails in their designed wind range. If you have a question on wind range consult with any Quantum loft.
- Never back a genoa against a spreader.
- Avoid over-tensioning the halyard (too much tension creates a gutter or trough along the leading edge of the sail). Remember to ease the halyard when the apparent wind velocity drops.
- Flake or roll sails (do not stuff) whenever possible for storage.
- Store sails dry.
- Periodically rinse with fresh water. Annual professional washing is recommended.
- Avoid harsh detergents, solvents, and strong chemicals.
- Be sure that roller-furling sails are well secured when leaving the boat. Cleat the furling line, take an extra turn of the sheets around the sail, and secure both sheets