Mainsail for a Newbridge Coromandel. Any idea ?

  • 04 Nov 2011 09:20
    Reply # 741966 on 740993
    Deleted user

    Ok, thanks from Spain.

    Enjoy ours junk boats

  • 03 Nov 2011 19:06
    Reply # 741350 on 740993
    Deleted user
    If you use Arne Kverneland 's instructions as available on this site, and the dimensions off your old sail if it worked ok, you will be able to easily make your own sail. There is a great deal of help and encouragement available here.
  • 03 Nov 2011 18:47
    Reply # 741333 on 740993
    Hello Jose,
    If a sail is to be made by a professional sailmaker, who is used to using polyester/dacron sailcloth, then the best choice is  Hayward Sailcloth, produced by Heathcoat Fabrics . It is especially made for cruising sails, is softer than "racing" cloth, and is treated to resist UV damage. It is made in white, but also in red, blue, cream ("egyptian cotton") and tan. In the Mediterranean, I would certainly want a coloured sail, to be easy on my eyes. My sails are made from the cream coloured cloth, and are easy to look at in bright sunlight. They have lasted for 6 years, 50,000 miles and 3 passages through the tropics without degradation, but the cover of my self-steering vane, made from Bainbridge cloth, was completely degraded during the same time period. One warning: the red and tan colours will tend to fade over time.
    I would not employ a sailmaker who has not already made a junk sail - you would be paying for his first sail to be a learning exercise for him!
    The only sailmakers we know of in UK/Europe who know about junk sails are Chris Scanes and Sebastian Hentschel. Of these, Chris Scanes uses Haywards cloth and will have already made several replacement sails for Coromandels.
    But why not make the sail yourself? If your old sail is a satisfactory shape, you have something to copy.
  • 03 Nov 2011 11:10
    Message # 740993
    Deleted user

     Hello friends from spain.

    I write for say a question.

    I need change the mainsail for my Coromandel.
    The sail is white, i think is the original, but i see some Corribees or
    Coromandels with red or wine sails.
    Is the same material ? i read in a website some thing about Egipcian cotton or
    Tanbark. Are best materials or a standar sail is good.
    You think i need find a sail manufacturer in UK or is best find a local sail
    manufacturer in spain ?
    The sail of the peregrine is ........but i think cost 3 or 4 the cost of the boat.

     Thanks and good sails from Alicante, Spain

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