North Sails-Sri Lanka? - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of Old 11-04-2004 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
North Sails-Sri Lanka?

Is anyone familiar with the North Sails made in Sri Lanka? Is there any difference in quality with them vs. the sails made in the U.S.?
PerryD19 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of Old 11-30-2004
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Severna Park
Posts: 440
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
North Sails-Sri Lanka?

I don''t know about North Sails, but if you want cheap, good quality work, Rolly Tasker in Phuket, Thailand is the place to go. I live in Thailand and just picked up a storm jib there for half of what it would have cost me even in Hong Kong.
sneuman is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of Old 11-30-2004
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Severna Park
Posts: 440
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
North Sails-Sri Lanka?

... and the workmanship is excellent.
sneuman is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of Old 12-01-2004
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
North Sails-Sri Lanka?

Perry, I purchased some Cruising Direct sails that are North branded. They use Nordac proprietary cloth and they came from the Far East, altho'' I''m not sure their origin was Sri Lanka (maybe Indonesia?).

If that''s the source you have in mind, I''m lukewarm with the results. The shape and cloth are excellent, but the workmanship had a few flaws and CD was totally uninterested in hearing about them. Their pitch that you can take any problems to a local North loft ended up being more ''theoretical'' than real. Some of their hardware was also clearly inadequate (e.g. plastic slugs used with the top full battens), altho'' we use our sails offshore which isn''t their typical customer, I would guess.

Still, I got sails that made a huge difference on our performance for a very reasonable cost, so I did at least get what I paid for. Since then, I''ve had to upgrade the hardware and can''t complain (well...too much). <g>

Re: Rolly Tasker, I''ve heard (all 2nd but at least not 3rd hand) mixed reviews. I bought a mizzen staysail from RT and believe it was excellent value. OTOH it''s a simple sail and I found the regional reseller (in Ft. Myers) to be less than impressive when I started digging into all the details one must consider when building up a ''real'' sail (e.g. a mainsail). Cruisers who''ve actually visited the plant and purchased sails were impressed with the hi-tech operation but had mixed views of the end product. That was a few years ago, now.
Jack
WHOOSH is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windward performance deseely General Discussion (sailing related) 21 04-01-2012 02:42 PM
Sloop, Cutter or Ketch jsgsail Boat Review and Purchase Forum 17 12-26-2008 02:47 PM
New to Sailing, please Help =) xyris Learning to Sail 19 11-17-2008 08:30 AM
Ketch/Yawl Handling svsymphony Seamanship & Navigation 19 07-05-2008 01:19 AM
North Sails-Sri Lanka PerryD19 General Discussion (sailing related) 0 11-04-2004 12:55 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome