Measuring a 6 or more connection point shade sail is a procedure that will take some time and patience. It’s best to have an assistant to hold the end of the tape, another idea could be to tie your take to a single fixing point, and then measure from that point to every other point.
We recommend following this process when measuring
- Make your drawing and label your corners.
- Place lines where you need measurements
- Think about how many measurements you need and what points you should measure from to measure in the most effective way possible.
The illustrations below shows an example measure for a 6 point shade sails, similarly to measure a 7,8,9 or more connection points shade sail, you will need a similar layout.
HOW MANY MEASUREMENTS DO YOU NEED?
We require POINT TO POINT (Eyelet to Eyelet) measurements including diagonals.
A 6 CONNECTION POINT SHADE SAIL NEEDS 13 MEASUREMENTS (6 PERIMETER AND 7) DIAGONALS)
A 7 CONNECTION POINT SHADE SAIL NEEDS 17 MEASUREMENTS (7 PERIMETER AND 10 DIAGONALS)
AN 8 CONNECTION POINT SHADE SAIL NEEDS 22 MEASUREMENTS (8 PERIMETER AND 14 DIAGONALS)
JUST FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO MEASURE YOUR CUSTOM SHADE SAIL
STEP 1. ON PIECE OF PAPER (OR OUR ORDER FORM) SIMPLY DRAW DOTS REPRESENTING THE ROUGH SHAPE OF YOUR SAIL STRUCTURE
STEP 2. LABEL YOUR POINTS A,B,C,D, E, F Etc… SO WE CAN LABEL THE ACTUAL SHADE SAIL
STEP 3. MAKE A LIST A,B,C,D,E etc.. DOWN THE PAGE AND ADD HEIGHTS
STEP 4. MEASUREMENT BETWEEN EACH FIXING POINT AND MEASURE THE DIAGONALS
STEP 5. HEIGHTS CAN BE APPROX, AND JUST SHOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE POINTS.