Sail Care Services

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Sail Repair

From simple tears to complete sail reconstruction, every job receives the same attention to detail and eye to aesthetics. Most sail lofts can repair a tear, but it takes a truly skilled sailmaker to make the repair disappear. All of our service technicians engage the projects as if they were their own, and strive to ensure that repairs are not only structurally sound, but also cosmetically pleasing.

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Precision Re-Cuts

Let our service team help you get more performance out of your older sails. Using Quantum’s proprietary iQ Technology®, our service technicians and designers can evaluate your sail’s existing shape and develop a plan to return the sail to its originally designed profile—thus squeezing more speed and performance out of older sails. Often a relatively simple (and inexpensive) luff curve change can have a profound impact on your sail’s performance.

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Multi-Point Inspection

The initial sail inspection is the most important service your sailmaker can provide, and Quantum is undeniably the industry leader. Our service technicians are painstakingly trained in the art of inspecting a sail, because it’s not enough to simply identify the needed repairs—we figure out why the sail needs repair and do our best to solve the problem, reducing future repair costs and downtime. At Quantum, we understand that the hardest part of sailmaking isn’t identifying the tear—it’s dissecting why the tear occurred and crafting a response that addresses the symptoms as well as the root problem. When inspecting a sail, we don’t simply look for damage, we leverage our incredible understanding of sail construction to critically evaluate the entire structure.

Inspection Checklist

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Annual Sail/Canvas Maintenance

Aside from storing your sails/canvas when they are clean and dry, the single best thing you can do to extend their life is have them serviced on an annual basis. Our service technicians know how to address small problems early on, thus preventing costly future repairs. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! All of our service technicians have access to Quantum’s industry-leading standards for sail construction, ensuring that all maintenance performed meets our rigorous requirements.

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Sail Removal/Installation, Pickup/Drop-off and Regatta Concierge Services

Allow our skilled staff to take some of the headache (and backache) out of your spring commissioning or fall de-commissioning. Don’t have a car big enough for your entire inventory? We can deliver to your yacht, no problem. Need assistance organizing post-regatta sail management? We can help.

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Sail and Canvas Washing/Waterproofing/Mildew Removal

Regular washing of your sails and canvas extends their lifespan and keeps them looking newer for longer. Salt crystals are corrosive and abrasive; if left on your sails and canvas, they will damage the fibers and stitching. Additionally, salt crystals will attract water, thus promoting an environment where mildew can thrive. Unlike some of our competitors, we use a non-agitated washing system, which ensures sails/canvas aren’t damaged during the washing process.

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Mildew Removal/Mitigation/Prevention

Roller furling sails and laminated sails can, unfortunately, provide the right environment for mildew to grow and prosper. The best option is to always store your sails dry and clean, but if mildew does develop, we can help. Quantum has a variety of options to mitigate mildew; speak with your local loft about which option is best for you and your sails. We also recommend coating mildew-susceptible sails with a hydrophobic solution, which will severely limit or completely eliminate future growth.

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Same Day/Overnight Repair Services

With Quantum’s extensive network of sail lofts worldwide, you’re never far from assistance. We offer overnight support to many national and regional regattas—check with your local loft for a schedule. Additionally, we often are able to accommodate last-minute repairs, both same day and overnight.

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Canvas Repairs

Our world-class service isn’t limited to just sails. Our expert canvas craftsmen can fix almost any textile product. As master craftsmen, we understand the differences between textile products and can expertly repair all of your yacht’s canvas. And just like our sail repairs, it’s not enough simply to fix the issue—we’ll make sure the item looks good as new once we’re done.

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Custom Canvas Fabrication

If you can dream it, we can build it. Not only are we industry-leading specialists in marine canvas, but we’ve helped pioneer architectural canvas applications. We only use the highest-quality materials available for our fabrications, ensuring your new dodger/sailcover/awning will look fantastic and stand up to the punishment of the elements. Contact your local Quantum loft for more details on what services are available.

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Canvas Waterproofing

After washing your canvas, we strongly recommend applying an additional waterproofing coat. Quantum service technicians take the extra time needed to hand-apply this product, which allows more product to be absorbed by the canvas, thus providing better coverage.

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Roller Furler Headsail Conversion

Installed a new roller furling system for you headsail? We can convert existing hank-on sails to utilize your furling system, including measuring your new system to getting the sail installed once complete.

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Installation of Additional Mainsail Reefs

Got an offshore trip planned? Decided that one reef no longer suffices for your shorthanded sailing? We can help you decide where to install the next reef, and install a new reef that will blend into your sail, appearing to have been installed when the sail was newly built.

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Full-length Batten Conversion

By converting from partial- to full-length battens, you can dramatically increase the performance of your mainsail. Additionally, sail handling will be made easier during hoisting and dropping.

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Rig Changes

If you’ve changed your mast or sail handling systems, we can help ensure your existing sails will work with these new systems. A new sail isn’t always the only option.

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Dutchman Sail Handling Systems

Using vertical control lines laced through the sail, Dutchman Systems help owners handle, store and flake their mainsails. We can install Dutchman Systems on new and used mainsails. Not every installation is identical; our service technicians have installed countless systems and understand where to install the control lines for maximum control.

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Tides Marine Track and Luff Slide Systems

This high-performance, ultra-low friction luff track system was designed to handle the higher demands of full-batten mainsails. These systems can be fitted to almost every existing mast with little difficulty, and without having to un-step the mast.

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Spinnaker Sock Handling Systems

Setting a spinnaker is easy; it’s the dousing that’s difficult. Spinnaker socks are an economical solution to using spinnakers with a smaller crew. Most customers find that with the sock they use their spinnaker far more often than before.

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Top-Down Spinnaker Furling Systems

No longer limited to high-end racing programs, these systems bring the most amount of control to your cruising and racing spinnakers. Similar to a headsail furling system, these spinnaker handling systems furl your spinnaker, allowing for incredible ease of use and greater confidence in flying these sails. We can retrofit these systems to existing sails as well. Contact your local loft for information on complete rigging packages.

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