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Sew it yourself! Anchor Riding Sail Kit (12.5 Sq. Feet) has everything you need to make your own Anchor Riding Sail. Keep your boat pointed in one direction instead of swinging side to side while anchored with this steadying sail. Just hank the sail onto the backstay with the two Ronstan snaps provided and sheet forward to one side (preferably to a toe rail).
A great way to try your hand at sailmaking, this anchor riding sail can be constructed on a home sewing machine with no other special tools required. This stabilizing sail is made from durable, white Top Gun fabric, which is UV and chafe resistant.
This Anchor Riding Sail Kit makes a 12.5 sq. ft. sail and is for boats up to 35 feet.
- 2 yd. White 62″ Top Gun Fabric
- 2 Ronstan Snap Pistons #2 for Rope to 5/16″
- V-69 White UV Polyester Thread
- Seamstick 3/8″ Basting Tape for Canvas
- 1 Bobbin Waxed 5-ply Twine
- 3 ft. White 3/4″ Polyester Tubular Webbing 2295#
- #15 Hand Sewing Needle
- Finished Sail Duffle Bag (colors vary)
- Sailrite Adhesive Backed Logo
- Small Anchor Riding Sail Kit Instructions
|Luff:||4 feet, 10 inches|
|Leech:||6 feet, 3 inches|
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Great 1st DIY Project
I loved the kit. It was well designed and very easy too follow instructions. I wish the kit had a better system for the head, tack, and clew, as the provided webbing was not the greatest IMO.
Enjoyable project, durable sail.
This was a very enjoyable project that resulted in a durable sail I expect to last for many years. I had previously made an anchor sail from a poly tarp but it was ugly, noisy, and likely would have shredded in winds much over 20 knots. The Sailrite sail is made from heavy cloth that doesn’t flog in the wind. Corners are reinforced and super strong. I’m confident this sail would hold up in a gale.
Straightforward sail sewing instructions
I have looked over my anchor riding sail kit, and the instructions seem quite straightforward. My partner sews well and told me that the project should not take long at all once we get started.
The kit was well thought out and easy to follow. The sail material is heavy and slick. I had a little trouble with the bottom stitch being loose, but moved the needle to the right to get more material under the pressure feet. This corrected the problem. The material was slipping a little since it did not do it on other material.