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HOW TO
MEASURE YOUR BOAT'S RIG


  IMPORTANT: Measure your rig's maximum dimensions. Our sail designers will make the proper allowances for stretch and hardware.  
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  MAINSAIL/MIZZEN
"P" dimension: Use the main or mizzen halyard to hoist a tape measure up as high as it will go. Record the distance from the peak to the top of the boom.
"B" dimension: Measure from the tack pin of the gooseneck to the point of maximum outhaul travel.
 
     
  HEADSAIL
"I" dimension: Attach a tape measure to the jib halyard or (roller-furling only) to the lower shackle of the upper furling unit and hoist the halyard up as high as it will go. Record the distance from the peak to the headsail tack fitting or (roller-furling only) the tack shackle of the furling drum.
"J" dimension: Furling and non-furling sails: Measure from the stemhead (NOT the furling drum) to the front face of the mast at deck level.
 
     
  SPINNAKER
"I" dimension: Attach a tape measure to the spinnaker or jib halyard and hoist it as high as it will go. Record the distance from the peak to the intersection of the mast and deck.
"J" dimension: Measure from the stemhead to the front face of the mast at deck level.
 
     
  CANVAS
NOTE: Because biminis and dodgers must be custom built for each boat, send us your old canvas and we will work from it to insure accuracy.
 
     
SAIL TRACK
TYPES
     
Weighing Your
Sail Shipment Options
  FED EX AIR
Fast and dependable. The FedEx freight chage is usually about 20-25% of the total cost of your order.
 
  UPS AIR
Fast and dependable. The UPS freight chage is usually about 20-25% of the total cost of your order.
 
  AIR FREIGHT
Lower cost, but slower delivery time than FedEx or UPS Air.
 
  SEA FREIGHT
A low-cost shipment method. But delivery is slow, and dependent on shipboard space availability.
 
  AIR PARCEL POST
Lower cost, but slower delivery time than FedEx or UPS Air.
 
  SEA PARCEL POST
The chepest shipment method. But delivery can be delayed, and dependent on shipboard space availability.
 
     
Choosing
Your Payment Option
  CREDIT CARD
Honk Kong Sailmakers accepts most major credit cards.
 
  WIRE TRANSFER
Honk Kong Sailmakers accepts Telegraphic Transfers (TT), also known as Wire Transfers. Ask your bank for details on sending a Wire Transfer.
 
 
 
If you already know exactly the type of sail you want, use this form to give us as many specifics about your boat, your cruising plans, and your new sail as possible. We can then make exactly the sail you want. If you have questions about which type or cut of sail is best for you, enter your questions in the 10th line of the form below. We'll do our best to give you a sensible answer.
 
Measuring your boat's rig is easier than it sounds: A halyard, a tape measure, a pencil, and a piece of notebook paper is all you need. Along with your rig's general measurements (mainsail luff and foot, foretriangle, etc.) we'll need specifics such as the maker and model # of your furling unit and the type and size of the tracks on your spars. If you can, send us your boat's sailplan or designer's specifications.
 
The more information, the better. But don't worry if you can't "complete every line" - chances are we can answer what you aren't sure about. Once we get your info, we'll send you an Order Confirmation and ask you to send full payment by Credit Card or by T/T (Telegraphic or Wire Transfer) for starting production of your order. Be sure to tell us which shipment option you prefer (See "Weighing Your Sail Shipment Options" below).
 
 
 
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Your Contact Information*Required Information
 
I'd like a sail quotation
 
I'd like an order confirmation
 
 
*Name
 
*Address
 
 
Company
 
*City
 
 
Contact Person
 
*State/Province
 
 
Boat Length
 
*Postal Code
 
 
*Boat Type
 
*Country
 
 
*Phone
 
Contact Me by:
  E-Mail
 
*Fax
 
Contact Me by:
  Phone
 
*E-mail
 
Contact Me by:
  By Mail
 
I'm not sure about the type or cut of sail that's best for me. Here are my questions:
 
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Your Sail Preferences
 
I plan to use my new sail(s) primarily for:
  Weekend
The average wind strength I'll be sailing in is:
  0-8 Knots
    Coastal   8-15 Knots
    Bluewater   15+ Knots
 
Please note the following special instructions for making my sail(s) or canvas:
 
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Your Rig Measurements(See "How to Measure Your Boat's Rig" at left)
 
(mast height) "I"
  Feet
Meters
   
 
(foretriangle) "J"
  Feet
Meters
   
 
(mainsail luff) "P"
  Feet Meters    
 
(mainsail foot) "E"
  Feet
Meters
   
 
(mizzen luff) "PY"
  Feet
Meters
   
 
(mizzen foot) "EY"
  Feet
Meters
   
 
If possible, please send us your boat's sailplan or designer's specs
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Your Mainsail or Mizzen Particulars
 
Panel layout
  Crosscut Vertical Bi-Radial
Tri-Radial Full Radial
 
Full/Med/Flat Cut?
  Fuller Shape All-Around Flatter Shape
 
Cunningham or flattener reef?
  Cunningham Flattener
 
Type of battens
  Conventional Full-Length Battenless
 
Mainsail reefs
(height above boom)
  1st
2nd
  3rd
 
Mizzen reefs
(height above boom)
  1st
2nd
   
 
Roller-reef boom?
  Yes, on Mainsail Yes, on Mizzen
 
In-mast furling?
  Yes No
 
(in-mast details)
  Maker & Model #
 
In-boom furling?
  Yes No
 
(in-boom details)
  Maker & Model #
 
Mainsail and mizzen tack offset and outhaul cutup
  Please enter your dimensions in the boxes below according to the drawing (A,B,C, etc.)
 
Mainsail
  A B C D
E F G H
 
Mizzen
  A B C D
E F G H
 
Outhaul carriage?
  Yes, on Mainsail Yes, on Mizzen
 
Tack jaw?
  Yes, on Mainsail Yes, on Mizzen
 
Type of sail tracks (see drawing at left)
  Mainsail Mizzen
 
Mainsail track size
  Luff
Foot
  Gaff
 
Mizzen track size
  Luff
Foot
  Gaff
 
Sail numbers/color
  (Black, Blue, Red, Green)
 
Sail insignia/color
  (Enter description or send sketch)
 
Please note the following special instructions for making my new mainsail or mizzen:
 
 
Luff length
  Feet
Meters
   
 
Leech length
  Feet
Meters
   
 
Foot length
  Feet
Meters
   
 
If possible, please send us your boat's sailplan or designer's specs
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Your Headsail Particulars
 
Headsail overlap %
  (100%, 130%, 150%, etc.) LP dimension
 
Panel layout
  Crosscut Vertical Bi-Radial
Tri-Radial Full Radial
 
Clew height
  Low Clew Medium High Clew
 
Jib hanks?
  If Yes, Enter forestay wire diameter
 
ROLLER-FURLING?
  Maker and Model # of furling system
 
Foil luff tape size
  #
 
Foam luff pad?
  Yes No
 
Sunbrella acrylic leech and foot suncovers?
  Enter color. Click Canvas for choices
 
Dacron suncovers?
  Enter color.
 
Suncover on port or starboard side of sail?
  Port Starboard
 
Headsail luff
  Feet
Meters
   
 
Headsail leech
  Feet
Meters
   
 
Headsail foot
  Feet
Meters
   
 
STAYSAIL INFO
   
 
Staysail boom?
  Yes No
 
Is the foot laced?
  Yes No
 
Head pennant?
  Enter length
 
Tack pennant?
  Enter length
 
Sail numbers/color
  (Black, Blue, Red, Green)
 
Sail insignia/color
  (Enter description or send sketch)
 
Please note the following special instructions for making my new headsail:
 
 
Staysail luff
  Feet
Meters
   
 
Staysail leech
  Feet
Meters
   
 
Staysail foot
  Feet
Meters
   
 
If possible, please send us your boat's sailplan or designer's specs
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Your Spinnaker Particulars
 
I plan to use my new spinnaker primarily for:
  All-Around Mostly Running
Light Wind Mostly Reaching
 
Sail type
  Symmetrical (conventional) Asymmetrical (poleless)
 
Panel layout
  Starcut Radial Head Tri-Radial
 
Cloth weight
  .75 oz. 1.5 oz.
 
Use the following spinnaker colors:
  Click Spinnakers for choices
 
Description of my color scheme:
 
 
Spinnaker furling sausage (sock)?
  Yes No
 
Please note the following special instructions for making my new spinnaker:
 
 
Spinnaker luff
  Feet
Meters
   
 
Spinnaker leech
  Feet
Meters
   
 
Spinnaker foot
  Feet
Meters
   
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Your Canvas Particulars
 
I am shipping my old mainsail cover, bimini, or dodger to you for use as a pattern. Make my new canvas in this color:
  Enter color. Click Canvas for choices
 
Please note the following special instructions for making my new canvas:
 
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I'd Like to Order Signal Flags
 
Signal Flag Set
12" X 18" size
  Number of 12" X 18" Sets (40 flags per set)
 
Signal Flag Set
18" X 24" size
  Number of 18" X 24" Sets (40 flags per set)
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Your Shipping Preferences
 
Ship my order via:
  FedEx Air UPS Air Air Freight Sea Freight
Air Parcel Post Sea Parcel Post
 
Shipping info
  Send me info about shipping prices & delivery times