"Schurr Sails has vast
experience in designing and building sails for gaff rigged and traditional boats."
Recent projects include:
Cyrus E. King - 65' Chesapeake Bay Bugeye
Wandrin' Star - Luzier 55'
Breeze - 58' gaff rigged motor sailor
Ireland - 62' Biloxi Schooner
Ti Ka Bana - 55' Tom Colvin
Island Girl - 55' Tom Colvin
21' Fish Class - 10 complete suits
Numerous small sailing dinghies with a variety of rig configurations
"We use modern techniques
and materials to produce sails that are aesthetically attractive, easy to handle, durable,
and perform well."
We understand gaffs, topsails, fishermen, gunters, staysail schooners, Chinese lugs,
balanced lugs, sprit rigs and lateens.
1950 Fish Class Sloop
We buy soft-finish DacronŽ and polyester sailcloth from suppliers like Bainbridge, Challenge, Hayward, and Contender.
We buy white, tanbark and
Egyptian cream in widths from 18" to 54". Panel layouts can be leech
cut, mitered, scotch cut, or crosscut to owner's specifications.
Our seams are machine sewn with UV protected polyester thread using double or triple
stitching where appropriate.
We advocate modern bench work as well; we don't believe in hand-sewn rings,
rat tails, internal headboards, or canvas cloth. It is important to
take full advantage of sailmaking technology. Our hardware includes 3-ton stainless steel rings, nickel plated
bronze grommets and hand-sewn slides.