Hylite Deck bag is manufactured from light weight laminate bag material that does not absorb water. It benefits from mesh drainage in the bottom, tack end Velcro opening for easy head and tack attachment and an opening clew end so that sheets can be attached with the bag zipped up.
The sewn in sail tie at the tack end of the bag allows fast and easy bricking and tying of the bag. This is a light weight bag for racing sails that is easy and light to handling and helps reduce overall weight on board.
How many times have you set your cruising gennaker or spinnaker in light conditions and then seen the wind steadily increase to 15 knots or more? Sailing with a spinnaker in that strength of wind is not the problem; it's getting it down safely and in one piece that's the issue, especially if you are shorthanded. The Hyde snuffer removes the worry and enables you to set and handle your cruising gennaker or spinnaker whatever the conditions.
Description The Hyde snuffer has a moulded plastic bell mouth which is attached to a light weight sock made from nylon mesh which is sewn a separate pocket which houses the control lines. The separation of these lines from the sock ensures that they cannot twist around the sail; it also eliminates friction and chafe when hoisting or lowering. At the top of the snuffer is a short stainless wire strop, one end of which is attached to the halyard and the other via a swivel to the head of the sail.
Usage Once the sail has been hoisted safely in the sock setting it is simple, just hoist the bell mouth to the head of the sail and trim the sheets. To douse the spinnaker, ease the sheet and pull the bell mouth down the sail with the control line. Lower the halliard and the job's done. Each snuffer comes with clear instructions on loading, setting and lowering the spinnaker.
Sizes Our snuffers are supplied in meter lengths, thus a size 11 equates to an eleven meter sock length. We recommend using a sock size to the nearest meter shorter than the sails luff length.
HYDE SAILS Spinnaker Launch Bag is manufactured from PVC lined heavy duty polyester bag material and benefit from mesh drainage in the bottom, removable batten option, easy seal Velcro opening, Head Tack & Clew retainer Velcro's, metal switch side guard wire clips and synching straps for minimise packed sizes.
Aluminum buckles for fastening to your guard rails during launch
The new style spinnaker bag features. An elasticated hem to contain the spinnaker when dropping and it also keeps the spinnaker in the bag when sailing upwind on those breezy days. Halyard pockets mounted on the side for easy access to aid mooring up. Pocket with clear screen for course card or S.I's. Drinks bottle holders and finally a spinnaker halyard locking system to prevent an unintended launch.
Like many of the successful sail lofts in the world, Hyde Sails grew from racing and in particular racing one-design dinghies. The need to eke out small differences in performance between identical boats imposes values of quality and discipline in the manufacture of sails that are not so important in other branches of sailmaking. But the challenge of making sails of exactly the right shape, with top class materials and faultless craftsmanship permeates through all the sails we make from racing yacht to old gaffer.
Established over 40 years ago as Musto and Hyde, our famous red Flying Dutchman logo reflected Keith Musto's Olympic success in that iconic dinghy. He went on to establish his very successful clothing range while the sailmaking business spread to encompass sailmaking for all types of boat of all types and sizes. Hyde Sails have one of the biggest product ranges of any sailmaker in the world from Optimist dinghies to round the globe cruisers.
We make around 40000 sails per year from our modern ( and crucially, wholly owned ) factory in the far east. Our 235 staff are highly trained, well paid and directed from the UK where our management ,sales and R&D functions are based in two offices, one at Hamble and one at Ipswich. We have a worldwide and increasing network of agents and distributors, whose details are on this site, enabling you to obtain personal service over much of the Globe.
We make many sails for other sailmakers and for large boat builders such as Laser and RS but our core business is making bespoke sails for individual customers.
Our sails are made out of the best materials obtained at the most competitive prices so that we are able to offer quality sails with extraordinary craftsmanship at prices that are keen but not unrealistically cheap. With sailmaking you tend to get what you pay for but there is no need to pay over the odds to get quality sails - we do not promise the cheapest sails, but we promise the best quality at the best price with the best designs and the best materials.
If those sound like the sort of sails you are looking for, whatever your type of boat, then contact us and we will be delighted to discuss your needs and provide you with a no-obligation quote.