PolySail International

High Performance/Low Cost Sails for Small Sailboats

 

 

PDRacer/PolySail Products

World’s largest supplier of polytarp sails and kits.

Our motto: “Buy low; live slow; sail fast!”

PolySail International has been offering PolySail Kits and custom sail construction for 16 years. We probably know more about making polytarp sails than anyone else, having made hundreds of all different types. A PolySail International balanced lug sail powered the 2011 PDRacer World Champion Brad Hickman to victory in Lucky Duck, and one third of the finishers in the 2012 Worlds flew PolySails. Our kits have been used to build sails that reliably powered boats in long distance events such as the Texas 200 (200 miles) and the Everglades Challenge (300 miles). With PolySails used on so many PDRacers, we make special efforts to support this class.

 

We currently offer three different types of packages/kits to meet the needs of PDRacer builders and owners as outlined below:

 

1.     FINISHED POLYSAILS are individually constructed, sewn sails that we carry in inventory or construct for you. We are currently offering a significant discount to PDRacer owners and builders whose boats have an assigned hull number. Currently we offer a 60 sq. ft. Leg ‘O Mutton that fits many standard PDRacers, a 65 sq. ft. lateen for John Welsford’s Kiwi, a 69 sq. ft. lateen for Jim Michalak’s Catbox , (NEW) a duck yellow 55 sq. ft. sprit sail that is perfect for novices and kids’ boats, and (NEW) a 75 sq. ft. balanced lug sail that is well suited to puddle ducks. All these sails are available in white with seven reinforcement trim colors, including royal blue, bright red, bright green, leather brown, duck yellow, black, and plain white (default color). Selected sails are also available as solid color sails for a slight additional cost. Include your sail color choice, trim color choice, and material weight when you submit your order for one of these sails.

Duck Yellow

Royal Blue

Bright Red

Forest Green

Leather Brown

Plain White

Black

 

2.   CUSTOM POLYSAILS We will construct special sails such as the 85 sq. ft. balanced lug or 76 sq. ft. laser-type Bermuda for PDRacer owners and builders who have a hull number assigned. Our discounted PDRacer rate for three-sided sails is $2.60 sq. ft. For four-sided sails, the discounted rate is $2.75 sq. ft. Overseas customers find that finished sails cost considerably less to ship than the much heavier kits. Battens, reefs, windows and sleeves cost extra. These sails are custom sewn with sailmaker’s thread, have rolled rim spur grommets in all corners and reefs, and use apes that are not generally available to the public. Call Dave at 317 385-3444 or email polysail@polysail.com for a quote on a custom sail or sails.

 

3.    BRIGHT WHITE POLYSAIL KITS (OUR BEST) We offer two standard discounted PDRacer/PolySail Kits for those who want to make their own sails. These kits contain everything you need to make a sail that looks and performs like one of the expensive synthetics. (NEW) We are now also offering a special “NO SEW” 14’ x 16’ PolySail Kit that features the latest in acrylic tape technology, polytarps with horizontal rather than vertical “welds,” pre-taped corner reinforcement strips, and additional special purpose lines for mainsheets, dock lines, and running rigging. This “NO SEW” kit allows you the option of assembling a sail that will last without being sewn. Our PolySail Kits include all the components listed below each kit and provide ample materials for your sail project. To keep our inventories current, maximize our sail construction time, and fulfill orders quickly, we do not offer partial kits.

If you live in the continental US, shipping costs are automatically added to the base kit price when you order through PayPal 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.  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 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 is within $1.00 of the Parcel Post cost. 

 

1.  FINISHED POLYSAILS

 

Finished PolySails come ready to attach to your mast and/or spars with zip ties. These sails are hand cut to size, darted (if necessary), and taped. Next, the corners are reinforced and the edges and corners are stitched with either Dabond V46 or V-69 polyester sailmaker’s thread. Finally, the corners and edges are grommeted prior to shipment. All corner grommets are heavy-duty, #3, 7/16” ID rolled rim, spurred grommets placed behind high tensile strength reinforcing lines in the sail edges. Please indicate your choice for the reinforcement trim color in the “trim colors” window when you order using the PayPal Shopping Cart buttons. For some sails you also have a choice of sail weights. The 5.2 oz. weight is the default weight for everyday use and a longer-lasting cruising sail. The 3.1 oz. sail is primarily for racing where all excess weight is a factor.  We endeavor to make each of these sails pleasing to the eye and competitive in performance and durability with sails costing from four to ten times as much. We regularly post photos of finished sails on our PolySail International Facebook Pages at http://www.facebook.com/pages/PolySail-International/111967352175070?v=wall  Click the link for examples of our work.

 

FINISHED POLYSAIL

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STANDARD

LEG ‘O MUTTON POLYSAIL

 

 

This sail is also available in larger sizes. Call for price.

14’3” luff

13’7” leech

9’0” foot

59-60

5 lb.

PDRacer Hull No. required for this discount

$104.95

White

Or

$109.95

Colored

plus S & H

Choose

Sail Color

Trim Color

And Sail Weight:

5.2 oz. or

3.1 oz  

For colored sails, choose only the sail weight listed with your chosen sail color!

Sail Color

Trim Colors

Sail Weight

FINISHED POLYSAIL

DIMENSIONS

TOTAL SQ. FT.

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HERRING

LATEEN FOR

THE WELSFORD KIWI

PDRACER

 

Luff 13’ 8”

Foot 10’ 7”

Leech 12’ 9”

65

 

This is a larger sail than the lateen in the

plans

5 lb

PDRacer Hull No. required for this discount

$109.95

White

Or

119.95

Colored

plus S & H

Choose

Sail Color

Trim Color

And Sail Weight:

5.2 oz. or

3.1 oz 

For colored sails, choose only the sail weight listed with your chosen sail color!

Sail Color Option

Trim Colors

Sail Weight (Use only for White PolySails)

 

FINISHED POLYSAIL

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LATEEN FOR

THE

MICHALAK

CATBOX

PDRACER

 

12’4” luff

12’ 4” foot

13’ 4” leech

69

6 lb.

PDRacer Hull No. required for this discount

$124.95

White Only

plus S & H

Choose

Trim Color

And Sail Weight:

5.2 oz. or

3.1 oz 

 

Sail Color

Trim Colors

Sail Weight Option

 

FINISHED POLYSAIL

DIMENSIONS

TOTAL SQ. FT.

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SPRIT-BOOMED SPRIT SAIL

 

This sail is also available in larcger sizes. Call for price.

10’ 0” luff

7’ 0” foot

10’ 6” leech

4’ 3” head

 

Note:

This sail is a PolySail International

development

55

5 lb.

PDRacer Hull No. required for this discount

$124.95

Duck Yellow

or White

plus S & H

Choose

Trim Color

And Sail Weight:

5.2 oz. or

3.1 oz

Duck Yellow is only available in 3.1 oz.

 

Sail Colors

Trim Colors

FINISHED POLYSAIL

DIMENSIONS

TOTAL SQ. FT.

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BALANCED LUG SAIL

7’ 0” Luff

10’ 0 Foot”

12’ 0” Leech

8’ 0” Head

 

Note:

This sail is a PolySail International

development 

75

 

One reef at

51 sq. ft.

9 lb.

PDRacer Hull No. required for this discount

$209.95

plus S & H

(Reef included)

Choose

Trim Color

And Sail Weight:

5.2 oz. or

3.1 oz

 

 

Sail Colors

Trim Colors

 

2. CUSTOM POLYSAILS

 

Call Dave at 317 385-3444 or email Dave at polysail@polysail.com with your sail needs. It is helpful to have measurements of all sides of the sails if you know them. We have a good in-house database of most sail sizes if you don’t have those details. I often have a queue of these orders waiting to be completed during the spring and summer, so call before you really need the sails to avoid being disappointed at the wait time.

 

 

3. BRIGHT WHITE POLYSAIL KITS (OUR BEST)

 

All our White PolySail Kits now come with scissors as well as a utility knife. Several of our customers have mentioned that, with the cost of fuel, the price of our kits is generally lower than they would spend driving around to stores and/or trying to order the same materials and components online. Many have also noted the convenience of having all sailmaking materials available in one package. Once constructed, however, it is the appearance and performance of their PolySails that customers most value—not to mention the pride in having made their own sail(s).

 

WHITE PDR/ POLYSAIL

KIT

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12’ x 16’ POLYSAIL KIT  for dinghies, skiffs, and small scows. Ideal for small Bermudas, lateens, sprits, lugs, and leg o’ muttons.

11’ 6” x 15’ 6”

178.3 

12 lb.

$74.95

plus S & H

PDRacer Hull No. required for this discount

 

 

Trim Tape Colors

 

12’ x 20’ POLYSAIL KIT  for racing scows and dingies, proas, etc. Makes larger triangular sails or 4-sided sails, such as the OZ lug sail.

 

 

11’ 6” x 19’ 6”

224.3 

15 lb.

$84.95

plus S & H

PDRacer Hull No. required for this discount

 

 

Trim Tape Colors

Sail Weight

 

Components of The 12’ x 16’ and 12’ x 20’ Kits Above: White Polytarp Material, 108’ x 3” Vinyl Tape or 150’ x 2” 3-M Vinyl Tape, 42’ x 1 1/2” Double-faced Tape (2 rolls), 50’ x 1/8” Diamond Braided Polyester Reinforcing Rope 420 lb. tensile strength (12’ x 16’ Kit), 50’ x 3/16” Diamond Braided Polyester Reinforcing Rope 720 lb. tensile strength (12’ x 20’ Kit), Brass Grommet Kit with 24 Grommets, Full-sized Utility Knife, Scissors, Dry Erase Marker, 16’ Measuring Tape, 16 Plastic Sail Ties, Sailmaking Instructions.

“NO SEW” WHITE PDR/ POLYSAIL

KIT

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14’ x 16’ “NO SEW” POLYSAIL KIT (Tarps have horizontal “welds” instead of vertical . Kit contains extra specialty items)

13’ 6” x 15’ 6”

209.25 

     14 lb.

$104.95

plus S & H

PDRacer Hull No. required for this discount

 

 

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Trim Colors

 

Components of The 14’ x 16’ “no Sew” kit Above: White Polytarp Material with horizontal “welds.” 108’ x 3” Vinyl Tape or 150’ x 2” 3-M Vinyl Tape, 108’ x 1” Double-Faced Acrylic Super Tape (adhesion rated @ 157 oz./sq. in.), 50’ x 1/8” Diamond Braided Polyester Reinforcing Rope with Kevlar Core (420 lb. tensile strength), 50’ x 3/16” Diamond Braided Polyester Rigging Rope (720 lb. tensile strength), 24’ x 3/8” Diamond Braided Polypropylene Floating Mainsheet Line (red) , 24’ x 3/8” Diamond Braided Polypropylene Floating Dock Line (blue-green),  Brass Grommet Kit with 24 Grommets, Pre-taped 1 ½” Wide Corner Reinforcement Strips with acrylic double-faced tape rated @ 80 lb./sq. in., Full-sized Utility Knife, Fiskars Scissors, Dry Erase Marker, 16’ Measuring Tape, 24 Plastic Sail Ties, Sailmaking Instructions.

 

 

This area reserved for ordering the annual PolySail International’ PDRacer calendar.

 

 

Our white polytarp material is canopy grade and is suitable for many other uses, including boat covers, camping and picnic ground covers, tent flies, wood and machinery covers, temporary roof covers, landscaping projects, and play projects. All our tarps are made from U-V protected, washable, waterproof, shrink proof, rot proof, rip-resistant white polyethylene. Seams are electronically welded for strength, corners are reinforced and grommeted, and all edges are likewise reinforced and grommeted with rust resistant grommets approximately every 18-36 inches. Our tarps are 3.1 (lightweight) to 5.2-6.0 oz. (regular) to 8.0 oz. (heavy) per true sq. yd. (not the smaller sailmaker’s yard), and are made of a 10 x 10  to 14 x 14 per sq. in. inner layer scrim of woven polyethylene strands covered by outer layers of sheet polyethylene. As a sail material, white polytarp resists punctures, tears, and blowouts. Its resiliency allows it to stretch in a breeze yet return to its original shape when pressure lessens, making it an ideal sheet sail material.

 

 

PolySail International

2291 SE Gaslight St., Port St. Lucie, FL 34952-7332

 Email polysail@polysail.com or call Dave Gray at 317 385-3444

PolySails–Sold on the Web since 1996. Customers in all 50 states and around the globe.

 

This page updated on 8/22/2012