PolySail Kits

PolySail Kits include the best quality name brand components at the best values we can find in order for you to construct a quality PolySail quickly.

Kits vary in the size of polytarp material, the number and sizes of components, and the detail and type of instructions required, but the quality and protective packaging remain consistent across the range of our kits.

Pictured here: a 14’ x 16’ PolySail Kit.

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH KIT TO ORDER?

If you have a sail plan, check the dimensions for the leech (back edge of the sail) and foot (bottom edge of the sail) and compare them to the “DIMENSIONS” column for each kit.

Since the back edge of the sail or leech is usually cut along the length of the polytarp, the longest tarp dimension must be at least a couple of inches longer than your sail’s leech dimension. Likewise, the shortest tarp dimension must be longer than the foot dimensions on your sail plan.

All the tarps are rectangular, and sails come in all sorts of odd sizes. If your sail plan calls for two triangular sails, or a four-sided sail and a triangular jib, you can often get both sails from a single kit by laying out the sails in opposite directions from each other on the tarp.

Try laying out the tarp dimensions to scale on a piece of graph paper. Do the same for your sails on a separate piece of graph paper to the same scale. Then cut out your sails, and try arranging them different ways inside the tarp outline to see if both sails can be cut from the single tarp. You might have to move up in size if you want a lightweight racing sail or a sail in a solid color.

Check the “NOTES” column to see if the color and weight you want is available in the kit size you need.
If you are still uncertain about which kit is right for you, call Dave at 317 385-3444 or email your questions to polysail@polysail.com

In August of 2013 Andy sent us this photo after completing a 150 mile trek up the Columbia River between Washington and Oregon. He had restored his Weekender after three years of storage, but the sails he used for his river adventure were the same PolySails he constructed in 2006. Watch the video to see how fast he was sailing with his “old” PolySails.

A NOTE ABOUT SHIPPING (PLEASE READ)

 If you live in the continental US, PayPal automatically adds shipping costs to the base kit price when you order using the “Shopping Cart” buttons. IF YOU LIVE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY OR IN A US STATE OR POSSESSION OUTSIDE THE CONTINENTAL US, INCLUDING ALASKA, HAWAII, AND OTHER US POSSESSIONS, PLEASE EMAIL A REQUEST FOR A QUOTE THAT INCLUDES SHIPPING COSTS.  PLEASE NOTE:  WE WILL NOT ASSEMBLE YOUR KIT UNTIL TOTAL PAYMENT (INCLUDING SHIPPING) IS RECEIVED.  CONTACT US RIGHT AWAY FOR SHIPPING COSTS, SO WE CAN PREPARE AND SHIP YOUR ORDER WITHOUT DELAY.  We ship international orders by Priority Mail International (6-10 days). We encourage overseas customers to order finished sails rather than kits because of the difference in cost of mailing the heavier kits versus the lighter finished sails. Within the continental US, we ship by USPS Parcel Post (usually 4-5 days) or by USPS Priority Mail (2-3 days) if the price difference is minimal.

SMALL POLYSAIL KIT – 10′ x 12′

For prams, canoes, and kayaks.
Ideal for a small sprit sail

Dimensions: 9′ 4″ x 11′ 6″
Total Sq Ft: 107.3
Shipping Weight.: 9 lb.

Kit Contents:

White 5.2 oz Polytarp Material, 30’ or more vinyl trim tape, 42’ x 1 1/2” Double-faced Tape (1 roll), 50’ x 1/8” Diamond Braided Polyester Reinforcing Rope- 420 lb. tensile strength, Brass Grommet Setting Kit with (24) 3/8” ID Grommets, Scissors, Dry Erase Marker, 12’ Measuring Tape, 12 Plastic Sail Ties, Sail-making Instructions.

$89.95 + Shipping & Handling


Select Trim Tape Color


MEDIUM POLYSAIL KIT – 12′ x 16′

For dinghies, skiffs, and small scows. Ideal for Bermudas, lateens, sprits, lugs, gaffs, and leg o’ muttons.

Dimensions: 11’ 5” x 13’ 6”
Total Sq Ft.: 178.3
Shipping Weight.: 9 lb.

Kit Contents:

White 5.2 oz. Polytarp Material,  30′ or more vinyl trim tape, 42’ x 1 1/2” Double-faced Tape (2 rolls), 50’ x 1/8” Diamond Braided Polyester Reinforcing Rope- 420 lb. tensile strength, Brass Grommet Setting Kit with (24) 3/8” ID Grommets, Fiskars Scissors, Dry Erase Marker, 16’ Measuring Tape, 16 Plastic Sail Ties, Sailmaking Instructions.

$99.95 + Shipping & Handling


Select Trim Tape Color


MEDIUM POLYSAIL ESSENTIALS ONLY KIT – 12′ x 16′

For dinghies, skiffs, and small scows. Ideal for Bermudas, lateens, sprits, lugs, gaffs, and leg o’ muttons.

Dimensions: 11’ 5” x 13’ 6”
Total Sq Ft.: 178.3
Shipping Weight.: 9 lb.

Kit Contents:

White Polytarp Material,  42’ x 1 1/2” Double-faced Tape (2 rolls), 50’ x 1/8” Diamond Braided Polyester Reinforcing Rope 420 lb-tensile strength, Sailmaking Instructions. The second option adds a Brass Grommet Setting Kit with (24) 3/8” ID Grommets.

$66.95 white / $76.95 colors

+ Shipping & Handling

Essentials Only PolySail Kit Options

LARGE POLYSAIL KIT – 12′ x 20′

for racing scows & dinghies, proas, etc. Makes larger triangular sails or 4-sided sails, such as the OZ lug sail.
Can sometimes be used for multiple sails.

Dimensions: 11’ 6” x 19’ 6”
Total Sq Ft.: 224.3
Shipping Weight.: 15 lb.

Kit Contents:

White Polytarp Material,  42’ x 1 1/2” Double-faced Tape (2 rolls), 30″ or more vinyl trim tape, 50’ x 1/8” Diamond Braided Polyester Reinforcing Rope-420 lb tensile strength, Sailmaking Instructions. The second option adds a Brass Grommet Setting Kit with (24) 3/8” ID Grommets.

$104.95 white / $124.95 colors

+ Shipping & Handling


Select Sail Color/Price
Select Trim Tape Color




EXTRA LARGE POLYSAIL KIT – 15′ x 20′

for larger boats, such as the Weekender. Makes multiple small sails or large 4-sided sails and jibs.

Dimensions: 15′ 4″ x 19′ 6″
Total Sq Ft.: 224.3
Shipping Weight.: 15 lb.

Kit Contents:

White 5.2 oz Polytarp Material, 108’ x 3” Vinyl Trim Tape or 150’ x 2” Vinyl Trim Tape, 42’ x 1 1/2” Double-faced Tape (3 Rolls), 100’ of 3/16” Diamond Braided High Tensile Strength (720 lb.) Polyester Rope, Brass Grommet Setting Kit with (24) 3/8” ID Grommets, Package of (24) Extra Grommets, Larger 7/16” ID Grommet Kit with (12) Brass Grommets for sail corners, 25’ Tape Measure, Fiskars Scissors, Dry Erase Marker, (24) Plastic Sail Ties with larger ties for all sail corners, Sail-making Instructions.

$144.95 + Shipping & Handling


Select Trim Tape Color


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