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FX has a 3 year warranty.
Local Sail lofts are happy to do repair work as they are not just taking an order and shipping it to the brands "Hong Kong" branch for completion which is what happens 95% of the time on standard sails.
Let's not repeat this recently held discussion again. Anyone can look it up.

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Perhaps now would be a good time to reiterate, contemplate, discuss and argue -- IN THE MINUTEST DETAIL -- the pros and cons of each and every approach. Who would like to begin?
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Cam is no fun, If I was shopping for a new main I would go "hole Hawg" and have it made up with jiffy reefing and stack pack sail cover just for the convenience.


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Support FX... they've built loads of Sails for your boat I'm sure and have the cut dialed in. (I believe experience on a particular rig to be critical to a good sail.)

As Cam said, I'd stick with 130ish genny... Those Cat27's will do well with them, and if you're not racing you'll be more than pleased! (I grew up sailing on the LiSound...Smithtown Bay....)

Talk to they guys at FX about the roach in the main... go with the fullest roach that makes sense! Definitely a loose footed main... Dacron all the way. (btw a main with a big roach.. just looks.. well.. cool!!!)..If you have the 'tall' C27 rig than you might want to reconsider the big roach, but you didn't mention which rig you have.

I race now (not super competitive stuff) every week and I have all Dacron sails. 135ish Roller furler on my Sabre 34. I've been very successful...IMHO it's easier to handle a 135ish than a 150ish any day. Worth the trade off for the boat speed if you're not a racing nut. (and especially if crew is hard to come-by).

All that said, I've never bought any sails from FX and prefer to deal strictly with North Sails....but that's because I've been buying sails from them for years and know the guys...but for your boat I think FX will hit the cut perfect, and their price will probably be better.

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Hey AJ - I have a C27 myself that I sail very poorly. And I'm in the market for a new jib since I just blew mine out in my recent BFS with CharlieCobra.

I'm having the old jib cut down at a local sail loft for a high-wind jib. And I'm liking FX for the replacement - as well as a new spin.

So I'm getting a lot out of these answers too.

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I race now (not super competitive stuff) every week and I have all Dacron sails. 135ish Roller furler on my Sabre 34. I've been very successful...IMHO it's easier to handle a 135ish than a 150ish any day. Worth the trade off for the boat speed if you're not a racing nut. (and especially if crew is hard to come-by)....
Just be aware, that Chuckles has posted photos of you racing, and it is obvious why you win... racing against an Optimist dinghy and a Sunfish... you should be ashamed of yourself.

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Also note, If you have a tall rig, Artby Jody has some kevlar sails he might be willing to get rid of, I have his 155'ish at my house, I believe the main is at his. I am recalling the demensions are on the bag, which is in the basement, will be down there in abit, and will verify and post. I know I wrote them down some where too! as I measured it at one time too!

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Thanks for all the helpful responses! BTW I have a standard rig.
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I am asking a REAL question as i like there prices Do they have any repair center and how do the handle the 3 year warranty in the real world

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Tommays...I think it depends on the nature of the problem. Have asked FX for clarification and will report when I have an answer for you.

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