Reputable sail loft Vancouver? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By KBuckley
  • 1 Post By SloopJonB
  • 1 Post By bwindrope
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-12-2013
Capnblu's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Squamish
Posts: 659
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Capnblu is on a distinguished road
Reputable sail loft Vancouver?

I would to send my main in to be inspected and restitched. Any loft recommendations in the Vancouver BC area? Thanks Brian
__________________
Why, why, why?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

I Don't Know! I Don't Know!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 02-12-2013
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,604
Thanks: 67
Thanked 178 Times in 174 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Re: Reputable sail loft Vancouver?

We've lost a lot of sailmakers in Vancouver of late.. Not sure that anyone besides Leitch and McBride in North Van, or North sails in Richmond is doing on-site repairs. Obviously for you L&M makes more sense.

You might call Evolution sails on Powell st, they may do some of that work but I don't know anything about them.

Storch is still working but over near Nanaimo on Vancouver Island - not exactly convenient.
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 02-12-2013
bwindrope's Avatar
Break, curse, fix, repeat
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
Posts: 267
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 8
bwindrope is on a distinguished road
Re: Reputable sail loft Vancouver?

I know it would be a pain, but really, bring em over to Carol Hasse in Port Townsend! I wish I owned a fleet of sailboats just to send her loft more and more work. They do such beautiful, and professional and bombproof work, and are a pleasure to work with.

I know, I know, you'd have to ferry to Victoria, and then ferry to Port Townsend, but I'm just saying--her loft is the Taj Mahal for me.
__________________
Aeolus
Gulf 32
Bainbridge Island, WA

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 02-12-2013
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 57
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 6
KBuckley is on a distinguished road
I have had work done by both North Sails and Evolution and been happy with both. Evolution did a fast & good repair on my main last summer and are currently making a new main & foresail for me (thru their loft in Toronto).
Faster likes this.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 02-12-2013
SloopJonB's Avatar
Senior Moment Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 10,623
Thanks: 56
Thanked 48 Times in 45 Posts
Rep Power: 4
SloopJonB will become famous soon enough
Re: Reputable sail loft Vancouver?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bwindrope View Post
I know it would be a pain, but really, bring em over to Carol Hasse in Port Townsend! I wish I owned a fleet of sailboats just to send her loft more and more work. They do such beautiful, and professional and bombproof work, and are a pleasure to work with.
Is her place called The Artful Dodger? I saw some of their work at P.T. boat festival and it was outstanding and a VERY catchy & memorable name.

Quote:
I know, I know, you'd have to ferry to Victoria, and then ferry to Port Townsend,
Nope - drive town Whidbey island to the Keystone ferry and straight across. You can leave your car and do a walk on if you're staying right in P.T.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 02-13-2013
SloopJonB's Avatar
Senior Moment Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 10,623
Thanks: 56
Thanked 48 Times in 45 Posts
Rep Power: 4
SloopJonB will become famous soon enough
Re: Reputable sail loft Vancouver?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Capnblu View Post
I would to send my main in to be inspected and restitched. Any loft recommendations in the Vancouver BC area? Thanks Brian
Use Leitch & McBride - they are across from the Air Scare testing station at the bottom of Pemberton in North Van. I've used them and they are cheap & fast - been around for years too. I found dealing with them to be much the same as dealing with Gary Storch but less eccentric.
Faster likes this.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 02-13-2013
bwindrope's Avatar
Break, curse, fix, repeat
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
Posts: 267
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 8
bwindrope is on a distinguished road
Re: Reputable sail loft Vancouver?

SloopJonB,
No, Carol Hasse's shop is called Port Townsend Sails at Port Townsend Sails - new sails and repair for all sailboats

And you're right, you can do the Whidbey ferry thing. I happen to love crossing the Straits of Georgia and Straits of Juan de Fuca, and go out of my way to do so whenever I can!
SloopJonB likes this.
__________________
Aeolus
Gulf 32
Bainbridge Island, WA

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bfs Big Freaking Sail Loft tommays Gear & Maintenance 1 03-07-2009 07:49 PM
Annapolis, MD sail loft? sail975 Gear & Maintenance 12 11-13-2008 11:57 PM
Looking for a good Sail Loft in MA/RI sailingdog Gear & Maintenance 10 07-03-2008 07:23 PM
Chaleston sail loft ncsc General Discussion (sailing related) 3 07-21-2006 10:46 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:32 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.