Depth of a sail

(Naut.) the extent of a square sail from the head rope to the foot rope; the length of the after leach of a staysail or boom sail; - commonly called the drop of a sail.

See also: Depth

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Leech tales can be a good indication of sheet tension and tell tales on either side of the sail can be an indicator of the appropriate depth of a sail.
A simple way of recognising the depth of a sail more easily is to attach draft stripes.
Leech tales can he a good indication of sheet tension and tell tales on either side of the sail can be an indicator of the appropriate depth of a sail.