January 15, 2018
Quantum Expert Answer
That's a great insight and question. Currently sailmaker’s don’t cut the edges of spreader patches into a wave formation, although it’s not a bad idea. Typically most Sailmaker’s will offset the spreader patches by about 2-3” on one side of the sail to ensure that no edge will be back to back. This offset is usually sufficient on most laminate sails to prevent breakdown, especially when insignia is used as this is a softer lighter cloth. The same rule applies to stanchion patches on the foot.