How much does a furling mainsail cost?

The furling drum is on the front of the mast and incorporates a manual override option. Leisure Furl produces eight models for boats from 27-70ft in aluminium or carbon. Average price ex VAT for a 45-footer: US$16,000 (approx £13,000).

Can you reef a furling mainsail?

Furling Mainsail Advantages A furling mainsail is easy to reef and un-reef from the cockpit while underway – a great advantage in San Francisco Bay where winds can be highly variable. There’s no need to flake and cover the mainsail when done sailing. Roll it up, close the line clutches, and you’re done!

How much is a jib sail?

How much do sails cost? Replacing the jib and main sail on a 24′ Bermuda sloop will typically cost between $1,000-$2,500. Sails on mid-sized boats (34′) will generally cost between $3,000-$5,000. Prices can greatly vary depending on boat length, sail material, quality of fabric, and so on.

Are sails expensive?

The prices of buying new sails vary greatly depending on several factors such as your boat’s length, sail material, quality of the fabric, and many others. For instance, a 24-feet Bermuda sloop can cost between $1,000 and $2,500 while sails on mid-sized boats can cost between $3,000 and $5,000.

How do you install a roller furling mainsail?


  1. Step 1: Unpack your Sail.
  2. Step 2: Attach the Mainsail Tack.
  3. Step 3: Attach the Mainsail Clew.
  4. Step 4: Attach the Mainsail Head.
  5. Step 5: Hoist the sail and insert Battens (if applicable)
  6. Leech Batten Installation.
  7. Full length Batten Installation.
  8. Leech Line.

What wind speed should I reef?

Many sailors put in reefs at arbitrarily set wind speeds. A common guideline is to put the first reef in at 15 knots, and the second reef at 20 knots of wind speed. From this guideline, you can then determine when you want to reef. If you feel fine at 15 knots, keep the sails up a little longer.

What does a new mast cost?

Replacing a mast costs between $15,000 – $30,000 for an average sailboat. Out of that, $4,000 – $6,000 is the cost of labor. The mast itself costs between $10,000 – $25,000. The total cost of a sailboat mast replacement raises exponentially as you go up in boat size.

Do new sails make a difference?

If your old sails are past their prime, a new suit will make an enormous difference. It’s not all about speed. It’s about efficiency: converting wind-power into forward motion, minimising heel and weather helm, and making the boat more responsive, easier to handle and more comfortable.

How often should you replace sailboat rigging?

about every 10 years
Most insurance companies reckon you should replace your standing rigging about every 10 years. Sometimes they let you go longer if you have the rig professionally inspected, particularly if you have an electronic check carried out on the terminals and other crucial fittings.