Beneteau Spinnaker Layouts
The BMP files can saved to your hard drive and opened in Microsoft Paintbrush or similar program and colored within this program. The finished file can then be saved and emailed to us or the Beneteau Dealer you are working with.
Once it has opened, select colours by using the Color Dropper tool and selecting the color from the colour squares below the spinnaker drawing.
Next use the Paint Bucket tool to 'pour' colours into each panel.
Note: We must have an even number of colored panels, although symmetry is not important.
Once the file is complete you can save it your disk.
The file can be emailed within Paintbrush by going to FILE and SEND. This should activate your email program and attach the file to the message.
Our color diagrams are quite accurate representations of the finished product, however, variations of panel widths (but not numbers of panels) will happen based on the aspect ratio of your rig. We will attempt to match your colours and design as close as possible. Colours you see here will vary depending on screen and printer output. These should be used for reference only. Fluorescent colours tend not to be U.V. colorfast and will fade more quickly than other colours. And one final note; as each color of fabric comes from a different roll of fabric and can vary slightly, we tend to emphasize the importance of a limited palate of colors to avoid differences between different colours. Given this, we believe that from a racing standpoint a single colour would represent the best in performance.
Lastly, contact us regarding the application of sail graphics to the sails. This is a terrific way to personalize your spinnaker and quite affordable as well.
Our Cruising Spinnaker "how to" guide: The perfect introduction on how to rig, set, fly and douse a cruising spinnaker. Here in PDF format.