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Re: In Search of Custom Sailmaker
Where are you located?
Working locally will give you the benefit of having the sail maker come out and measure the boat for the best possible fit. This allows them to get details correct that aren't obvious from the I/J/P/E measurements like maximizing roach without having it hang out up on the backstay or topping lift, figure out the best sail track/slug option, and tailor the shape to your local sailing conditions.
In Seattle I like to work with Ballard sails. They made the main for my old boat, the genoa for my new boat, and have done repairs on a few sails for me.
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