Ordering Sails

Regarding Measurements


We can almost always give you a very close quote without measurements: we have basic rig dimensions for most boats.

If your rig has been modified in any significant way, or if your boat is one of a kind, approximate dimensions will suffice for a ballpark quote, which we would happy to provide.


Before building your sails, however, even if you believe your boat to be a standard production model, we will need measurements from your boat in order to make sure your sails fit and perform properly. We have a form to assist you and will be glad to provide as much technical support as you need. It really is not difficult!


Why are measurements necessary? Sometimes builders make changes in rig dimensions or spar features without notifying anyone, or initial buyers will have ordered custom rig dimensions or hardware. Even on standard production boats, previous owners may have added unique hardware or made other changes to a rig.

 

The Ordering Process


Step 1: GET A ROUGH QUOTE


Send us an email message or call. You can simply tell us the kind of boat you have if you merely want a quick quote to see where our pricing falls.But we will be happy to help you decide what sort of material and cut suits you best and provide quotes as needed with no obligation. Just give us what information you can:

·         the kind of boat you have

·         the type of sail(s) you need (e.g., main, furling genoa)

·         where you sail it and the typical conditions there

·         the sort of sailing you do (racing, cruising, both)


 

Step 2: MEASURE


Once you have seen our pricing, you will likely want to place an order!

 

Use the forms we provide on our web site to record your accurate measurements. Very little equipment is needed:

·         Pencil

·         Print outs of our appropriate forms

·         Tape measures, cloth and metal (50’ to 100’ cloth types are available at home supply stores for about $10)

 

You might want to take pictures of any unusual features or measurements. We will be glad to provide guidance as needed. Just call or send an email message.

 

Scan or photograph the forms and send them to us, or give us the dimensions on the phone.

 

Step 3: GET A FINAL QUOTE


Once we have the true the dimensions of your rig and we have sorted any specific features you wish to have (e.g., Blue Water finishing, number of reefs), we will provide a final quote.

Unless we missed something significant the first time, the final quote going to be very close to the rough quote, and it has a good chance of being LESS!

 

Step 4: MAKE A DEPOSIT TO BEGIN PRODUCTION


Loong requires a 50% deposit to begin production, which generally takes about 3 weeks.

Loong uses state-of-the art design software and production equipment to design and build your sail. Panels are robotically laser cut, or scrim robotically laid, with the highest precision, and the detailed finishing touches of your sail are added by our highly skilled work force of over 200 dedicated employees.


Step 5: MAKE A FINAL PAYMENT


Once your order is complete and ready to ship, the other 50% is due. Upon receipt of final payment, Loong Sails will ship your order and send you tracking information.


Step 6: TAKE DELIVERY AND SMILE


Shipping takes about one week. When the box arrives, open it and inspect your sails. And be prepared to smile….