Have Sailnet changes been announced?
First of all Sailnet has always been very good to me and I will "travel" with them wherever they go.
As for the custom shops. I have a woderful Airforce Spinaker and will buy sails from that loft, if it belongs to sailnet or if it belongs to somebody else.
As for deposits on custom work. Are you sending them cash ??? I use a credit card for transactions like that. Its rather simple to ask for the money back, if the work isnt done, or the company dissapears....
Therefor I dont think that there is any concern whatsoever....
1. Good quality work is done in the SAILNET custom shops. And good work will stay around.
2. Credit Cards are really nice in case of a dispute, they almost always favour the customer and not the vendor.