Windjammin Sails Soling 1M Sails Include
Actual big boat CAD fiber layout printed on one side of sail which resembles big boat membrane technology.
This print application is not cheap. The process requires a very specialized 1/2 Million Dollar printer which uses a very special ink. The company which own's this very special printer, charges $95 an our plus materials. However, WJ Sails has a friend who is an owner and thanks to them, it is possible to offer a very special and unique product well below normal printing cost for this type of application. **Sails are only printed on 1 side "the starboard side" however, their image shows thru to the back side enough to see the design.
Reinforced starburst corners which distribute the stretch and load better yielding a smoother longer lasting sail
The stock sails that come with a Soling do not have any reinforcements in the corners. This can cause wrinkles to form out of the corners of the sail, especially the clew due to the cloth stretching and not being pulled evenly over a big enough area. Windjammin Sails layers reinforcements in a starburst fashion on the backside of the sail, so you get optimum performance and like out of your sail.
Battens which help hold the leech and keeps the sail area outside the pull line supported
The Soling had big roaches on both main and jib. And without any seaming to tighten the leach, there is nothing supporting the leech from wanting to fold over or fall off. Adding battens helps support the sail yielding a better, smoother sail.
Tell Tales in Florescent Green and Yellow, 2 pair on the jib, 1 pair on the main and 2 on main leech
Telltales can help greatly in the set-up and tuning of your boat, not to mention can really help with on the water wind direction too.
Soling Class Symbol and your sail numbers are included on the main.
As indicated by the class rules. Jib Numbers are extra.
Are these Sails any better than stock sails? Windjammin Sails reply would be definitely "yes"! While they are made of as close to an exact Dacron as stock Victor Sails, the reinforcements in the corners and the added battens really help maintain sail shape and smoothness of these sails. With the addition of the tell tales, class symbol, numbers, and the cool big boat designs, not only do you get a better performing sail, but a these extra touches will really enhance the appearance and value of your boat.
NOTE: Trying to remove the sail numbers on these printed sails will most likely pull the ink off the sail. Thus, once the numbers are applied, these sails are no longer returnable. If you are unsure of your sail number, or if you would like to see the sails and have the option of returning them (less shipping) please select sail numbers sent loose which means you will apply them once you decide you definitely want to keep them.
Due to the very slippery resins used to bond and make sailcloth airtight, sailcloth is very chemical resistant and virtually chemically inert, and graphics or 'paint' is almost impossible to permanently adhere to it. Thus, because of the nature of the abuse a sail gets (flogging in the wind, spattered by water, cloth shifting and stretching) the printed graphics will ultimately start to show signs of flaking off and cracking, etc. over time. While the sail itself will still be good, the printed graphics will show wear and need to be touched up with a Sharpe Marker over time. If you replace your sails every few years, printed sails really are so cool on the water and can greatly enhance your boats appearance in a bunch. But if you plan on keeping sails for a long time, white sails will look good for many more years to come.