Video How to apply Sail & Spinnaker Coating
Sails are stitched and taped. Stitching creates tiny holes in a new sail cloth and through these holes, fungi and algae can easily taint the tape used in the sail. In laminate sails, the fungi can penetrate even deeper in between the layers of a new sail cloth. Therefore, it is essential to immediately protect a new sail using Ultramar Sail & Spinnaker Coating.
After some time, the original coating of your sail or spinnaker is no longer sufficient. Flapping, folding, UV-rays, salt water, etc. create tiny damaged areas. The sail also feels slacker, it loses its form and remains wet longer. With Ultramar Sail & Spinnaker Coating the cloth stays perfectly dry and retains its shape.
Harmful UV-rays are responsible for the complete disappearance of the original protective coating in a high-quality sail or spinnaker within 1-2 seasons. Ultramar Sail & Spinnaker Coating is UV-proof. So your sails are perfectly protected.
A treatment with Sail & Spinnaker Coating makes the spinnaker cloth smoother. This will ease jibing, hoisting and striking. The cloth slides smoother over itself and the rigging. The spinnaker stays lighter because it no longer absorbs any water. Since the cloth is considerably more airtight, the spinnaker also performs better.
Does your sail or spinnaker stay wet longer? Then the coating is no longer effective. By treating it with Ultramar Sail & Spinnaker Coating you make your sail or spinnaker perfectly repellent – even better than a new sail!