SailNet Community - Reply to Topic
Thread: Sail Insignia Alignment Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

  Topic Review (Newest First)
03-26-2012 11:19 AM
Re: Sail Insignia Alignment

Good idea, looking at the drawing, Bubblehead. I do have the original main (I traced my new insignia and numbers off of it) and the insignia is not actually slanted. The trident staff is perpendicular to the base of the main part of the "P" and the numbers align with those. All nicely square. In the drawing, they must have been trying to depict the perspective of a flying sail.
03-26-2012 10:52 AM
Re: Sail Insignia Alignment

If your insignia was constructed exactly as the original, then I would orient it in the same manner shown in the ship's drawings as seen here:

PEARSON 28 (1977-80) sailboat specifications and details on

This seems to indicate that the insignia has a slant to it, and that it is best oriented along the leech and not the foot.

Edit: Wait, that may not be totally correct. The flagstaff is somewhat oriented along the leech but the numbers appear squared against the foot. Take a look at the photo and you'll see what I mean.
03-26-2012 10:47 AM
Sail Insignia Alignment

Putting an insignia on a new main. On the original Pearson 28 main, the insignia base was perpendicular to the leech. Sailrite says to align the base with the foot of the sail, which would make the base closer to perpendicular to the luff. Is there a standard?

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome