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Old 06-25-2013
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Re: New sails, brands, quality, price.

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Originally Posted by wolfenzee View Post
I haven't had a new sail cut yet, that will be a while before I can afford it, I might just go with a "retired" racing sail, still lots of life in it for my application, but not in the eyes of the racer who is selling it. The possibility of finding a sail that would fit my boat are astronomical (but I did). The closest one design or production boat to mine is an International 11meter, even that is a little short in foot and leech (but the extreme roach makes up the difference considering I had a batten-less sail with a hollow roach).
When I have a sailmaker measure my boat I will have all the particulars measured, aside from the basics like foot/luff/leech/out haul/reefing tackle on boom etc. I also have a noticeable mast bend and with a tad of rake as well as limited amount of space to the backstay....a good sailmaker will be able to get all these plus somethings I couldn't think of and put it together for any one who wants to make me a sail.
OK, good enough. One of the sailmakers that you listed above has developed a terrible reputation (F rating from BBB), disconnected their phone, dozens of negative messages here and on onther websites, and their website says they are no longer taking orders (verified this today). Check any online suppliers out very carefully before you send any money.
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