How Do I Know if it’s Time to Replace My Sails?

When To Replace My Sailboat’s Sails? Sails are a crucial component of your sailboat, impacting both performance and safety. However, they don’t last forever and knowing when it’s time to replace them can be tricky. In this article, we’ll discuss the key indicators that signal it’s time to invest in new sails, ensuring your sailing […]

Do New Sails Make a Difference?

Do New Sails Make a Difference? As a sailor, you may often ponder the impact of investing in new sails for your boat. Do they really make a difference? The answer is a resounding yes! New sails can significantly improve your boat’s performance, including speed, sailing angle, and heel angle, making your sailing experience faster […]

How To Find Your Sail Measurements: I, J, P, E, SPL, and ISP

How to Find the Critical Measurements for Your Sailboat Getting a quote for new sails involves providing accurate measurements of your sailboat’s rigging and sail dimensions. Understanding these measurements is crucial, and fortunately, there are several ways to obtain them. This guide will explain the critical measurements needed—I, J, P, E, SPL, and ISP—and how […]

How Much Do New Sails Cost?

How Much Do Sails Cost? One of the most common questions among sailing enthusiasts, whether they’re seasoned sailors or new to the water, is: “How much do new sails cost?” The answer, like many things in sailing, depends on several factors, including the size of your boat, the type of sail, and the materials used. […]

Welcome to 180 Sails was built to revolutionize the way you buy sails. We took an entirely differnt approach to designing, building, and quoting sails. Now you can build and quote sails instantly with expert recommendations on materials based on the way you sail! Gone are the days of having to submit information and wait for an email […]

Using the Sail Builder: Selecting Sailing Areas and Usage

Location, Location, Location… Our sails are optimized for wherever your adventures on the water may take you. If you plan to stay close to shore, your sails will have light-weight seams, efficient reinforcements, and minimal corner attachments all in the name of saving weight for easier hoisting and effortless handling. For those headed offshore, sails […]

How to Choose the Right Size Genoa

Quick Guide for Genoa Sizing In this article, we’ll take a look at finding the right genoa size for boats with overlapping headsails. If your boat does not have overlapping headsails, head over here (insert link) for more information. To help determine if your boat was designed for overlapping or non-overlapping headsails, click here (insert […]

Guide to Jib Sizing

Quick Guide for Jib Sizing We’re looking at jib sizing for boats with non-overlapping headsails in this article. If your boat has overlapping headsails, head over here (link) for more information. To help determine if your boat was designed for overlapping or non-overlapping headsails, click here (link) For Racing Choosing the proper jib size can […]

Using The Sail Builder: Sliders Explained

How To Use Our Online Sail Builder Sliders Overview Listed below are four variables that make selecting the right material for your sail fast and easy. Rather than scrolling through the hundreds of cloth options, we’ve simplified the process so all you have to do is consider what factors are most important and rate them […]

Sail Measurement Basics

Boat Measuring Basics  Mainsail Measurement Form | Headsail Measurement Form | Spinnaker Measurement Form Set Up:  Picking the perfect day for measuring will give you perfect measurements.  The goal is to find a day with almost no wind, preferably under 5 knots.  Always remember there is going to be more wind at the top of […]

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