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post #8 of Old 06-24-2006
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Since I wanted a specific sail for my new main (Doyle StackPack), I didn't really shop around on price. My experience though, in dealing directly with the loft, was quite positive, and something you don't get, buying online or by mail order. We spent considerable time going over how and where I would be sailing, what I felt I needed in the sail, and what they thought would work best for me. After that, they came out to the boat, and thouroughly measured the rig. Since I was buying the StackPack, they also installed all necessary hardware, and will be installing the sail itself next week. All in all, I was impressed with their professionalism and interest in getting me the best sail for my needs. It was as if they were doing it for their own boat, not some nameless stranger.

Unless you are as knowledgeble about sails as someone like Jeff, I feel, considering the cost, you are money ahead by working directly with the loft, if they take the same professional steps as mine did. To me, it's a question not so much of price, but value. I could have saved some money, by simply buying a main and lazyjacks, but feel I got the best value going the route I did.

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John
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