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MauiSails sail rigging tips

By Artur Szpunar

Downhaul (DH) measurement

Downhaul (DH) specification measured from bottom of the mast to the bottom of tack pulley.

This photo shows DH=5cm for a Mutant 4.6. Base extension must be set at next higher setting above the DH specification. For example of DH=5cm, base extension would be set at 6 or 7cm.

Boom measurement

Boom specification measured from clew to front of the mast at center of cutout.

This example shows Mutant 4.6 measuring 164cm. Sail should have between 1-2cm of positive outhaul after being fully downhauled.

Visual downhaul and outhaul check

Once downhauled and outhauled to specification, the tip of the batten above the boom should sit right at the back edge of the mast.

When rigged correctly, the sleeve should be taut, midway between the top 2 battens.



This is the greatest evolution to our highly successful, multiple time EFPT champion and former PWA vice champion Loco sail line since its inception, involving a complete redesign around the 4 batten layout. Having gained some shaping insight from our revolutionary Mutant sail range, but applied to a classic higher aspect ratio freestyle outline, the Loco is optimized for new school freestyle maneuvers.

The most noticeable feature of the Loco Pro is the incredibly light and crisp feel that begs you to innovate and try new tricks. A tighter leech, and the springy tension our full length Dacron™ luff provides, produces almost instant power to accelerate you from one maneuver to the next with a mega dose of pop.

The Loco Pro incorporates markcloth reinforced film in the mid and upper body of the sail for super light weight and a crisp, responsive feel. High quality U.S. made X-ply™ leech and foot areas together with an Optical X-ply “crash panel” in the lower window ensure that the sail can take a beating when learning new tricks.

The Loco Pro benefits from MauiSails design legacy combined with the most progressive new features and is the ultimate no-compromise freestyle weapon.

Quote from Taty Frans:

”The Loco Pro... Finally Art made me that dream freestyle match in terms of better handling, more easy when overpower, easy to maneuver, and the lift of doing air moves is improved, light in your hands. Having the leach tighter makes for easy ducking and is extra easy for sail maneuvers. The Loco Pro gives better acceleration, compare to others.”

Available sail sizes » 4.0, 4.4, 4.8, 5.2, 5.6, 6.0, 6.4

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