Sail Repair & Alteration

sail repair




sail_repairDowner Sails has long enjoyed a reputation for high quality repairs and alterations. Our Crofton Ave Dun Laoghaire sail loft positions us on the door step of The Marina, The Royal Irish, The Royal St.George, The National and Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Clubs. We provide a collection, sail repair and return service to all of the yacht clubs. Please also avail of our Sail Service box in the Marina in Dun Laoghaire. We also provide a courier collection, sail repair and return service to Howth YC and all sailing clubs nationwide.

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Our comprehensive service plan involves our sailmakers checking every seam – every stitch-every batten pocket- every tape.

Upgrading and modifications as follows:

Mainsails and Mizzens

General repairs -Flattening Reefs - Cunninghams - Leather Corners - Numbers and Insignias - Reef Points  - Camber Stripes- Tell Tales -  Leech lines  - Full Batten conversions - Re-Stitching - Webbing & Slides  - Sail Alterations

Genoa and Jibs

General Repairs - UV strips fitted/replaced - Re-cutting to fit furling gear - Spreader Patches - Windows - Foot and leech lines added - Hanks replacement - Tell Tales - Sheet lead indicators - Camber lines - Luff re-cutting to improve shape

Downwind Sails

General repair service - Adding Sail Numbers - Seams checked – Retrieval patches fitted – general reinforcing patches.

If required we can send a report on the sail prior to any work commencing offering advise and an estimate on the repairs that may be needed to bring your sails back into tip-top condition.