Consider these factors when specifying cloth weight: sail area, intended purpose, and, when extreme, your yacht's displacement. We offer this table as a guide; the weights suggested are suitable for mainsails, genoas 2 and furling genoas.

Lenght:Weight:Lenght:Weight:
0-11' 3 oz. 33-39' 8 oz.
12-15' 4 oz. 40-48' 9 oz.
16-20' 5 oz. 49-62' 10 oz.
21-26'' 6 oz. 63-70' 12 oz.
27-32' 7 oz. 71' + 14 oz.

Commonly expressed in 'Oz', the following figures show the difference between English Oz and American Oz. Study any offer carefully and verify which is referred to. SailSelect uses US Oz - heavier cloths, therefore, than specified by many.

For example: specify 8 Oz cloth with SailSelect and we use 339 gr. cloth. But according to English measurements 8 Oz equates to only 271 gr. - a 20% difference.

English (ozs. per sq. yard
36" x 36"):
Metric (grams per
sq. metre):
American (Traditional sailmakers'
ozs. per yard 36" x 28?"):
1 34 3/4
1 1/2 51 1 1/4
2 68 1 1/2
2 1/2 85 2
3 102 2 1/4
31/2 119 2 3/4
4 136 3 1/4
4 1/2 152 3 1/2
5 170 4
5 1/2 186 4 1/4
6 203 4 3/4
6 1/2 220 5 1/4
7 237 5 1/2
7 1/2 254 6
8 271 6 1/4
8 1/2 288 6 3/4
9 305 7
9 1/2 322 7 1/2
10 339 8
11 373 8 3/4
11 1/2 385 9
12 407 9 1/2
12 1/2 430 10
13 440 10 1/4
14 475 11
15 508 12
16 542 12 3/4
17 576 13 1/2
( * to nearest ¼ oz. per yard 28½" )

All our sails are made from cloths supplied by renowned manufacturers such as Dimension-Polyant , Challenge and Bainbridge

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