At Exe Sails, we know just how much work goes into manufacturing sails. Once a sail has gone beyond its sailable life, instead of throwing them away, we can reuse almost all the components to manufacture a unique range of products that are both practical and eye catching.
Most of our sails come from local boats and all our products are manufacture in house by our experienced Sailmakers.
We can reuse most sail components to manufacture a wide variety of our products.
Dacron Sail Cloth
This is our most widely used material and 90% of sails today are manufactured from Dacron or Polyester sailcloth which has been around since the 1950’s and comes in a range of colours, weights and finishes.
Some of our favourite products have come from dinghy sails, mostly local to us. Dinghy sails have a wonderful collection of individual logo’s, numbers and features that make all our bags unique.
Technora, Carbon and Kelvar Laminate Sailcloth
Used mainly in racing sails, these ultra strong and durable materials make beautiful bags and accessories, coming in a range of colours and styles. They have great water resistance and the sails usually have a great history behind them.
We try to upcycle rope where possible, using it for handles, reinforcing and decoration. Most of the ropes we upcycle have come from local boats and sailors and is incredibly strong and durable.
One of our favourite things to upcycle is Brass Piston Hanks used to attach sails to the rig. We use these for many applications including dog leads, key rings and attaching handles to our bags.
Repairs to a sail make a wonderful feature and usually have a great story behind them, especially repairs by hand and done at sea. We utilise as much of these as possible in our bags to make them truly unique.
Reefing Points, Batten Pockets & Tell Tales
Because we try and use as much of the sail as possible, we always leave reefing point eyes, batten pockets and tell tales on the sail to again give our bags the unique touch.