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Architeuthis I don't know how true it is but I've heard that many sail makers have them made in hong kong and just put their name on it. So Unless some maker actually has a loft and you see it being used to build sails I'd say investigate.
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As an overview of the industry from an insider you will find that many lofts, small and large groups are getting their sails made in large overseas factories. Whether it be in their own production factories or others.
It is a matter of making money. Just the same way you made money to buy your boat.
The key to getting a good sail is to have a good designer who knows how to engineer you a sail to suit your boat, conditions loads and so on. This takes many years of experience and is the true value of your sailmaker. Whether it is then made by the sailmaker himself or a production factory makes little difference as long as the designer is competent.
You can go directly to an overseas mass producer of sails and hope that their sail will fit first time and their designs are OK or pay the extra and get a designer to do it for you cutting out the guesswork.
Every boat out there is individual and needs to be treated this way.
By the way your mainsail will be a little more expensive than your mainsail by the time you add the full battens and batten boxes.

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Re: Who is the best of the cheap sail makers...

Even North has their sails made overseas in their own lofts. My jib is from Rolly Tasker. Could not be happier.
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Re: Who is the best of the cheap sail makers...

You have your sail dimensions? Minneys Yacht Surplus has all their sails listed online...buy one a tad bigger get your local loft to cut it to your size. This will get you by until you buy a GOOD set of sails. I had a junker 135 on my boat. Ripped every time I unfurled it. It had sooo many patches it was crazy. I bought a used sail for $500 that was a 125 for my boat. It just fit. I had the local North Sail loft go over it and gave it an A+. Sail that sail would outlast my boat. Maybe next year, I'll get some high tech 135 and matching main, the wife keeps asking me about the pretty "grey" sails she sees...lol.
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Re: Who is the best of the cheap sail makers...

does someone has an experience with precisionsailloft.com ?
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Re: Who is the best of the cheap sail makers...

I spent a long time looking for prices, etc. and finally came across thesailstore.com. The prices seemed to be $200.00 to $300.00 less so I phoned them and it was explained that thanks to the trade agreements in place there is not taxes or duty to ship to Canada. I also was impressed by the knowledge of Bill who I talked to. I'm gotten fed up talking to salesman and Bill is a sail designer and maker. I'm certainly going to get my next sail from him. Happy Sailing
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Re: Who is the best of the cheap sail makers...

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OK - I am biased as I am a 'local' sail maker - I would investigate just what exactly it is that you are buying - research the quality of the Dacron (both density and thread quality) being used/sold. Where is the sail made? Off shore makers use inferior fabric and construction techniques (IMHO) Does the sail maker attend to all the little things - reef points, tell-tails, triple stitching, batten design, etc. You get what you pay for and a small shop will give superior service - also, in this day and age, a shop in, say, in Connecticut can easily service sails throughout the country or the world (UPS/FedEx and the internet make the world much smaller!) - we just made a sail for someone who was going to sail in Croatia.

So do you homework and remember that the cheapest may be just that!
Totally agree with bought a Quantum main full batten sail 2 seasons ago. Made in South Africa, great quantity. The difference in the batten pockets are light years ahead of the Tasker Sails. Customer service excellent from local Annapolis loft. They came to the boat three times.measure, fit it when it came, check back after a months use to adjut. You gt what you pay for. Amortized over 10 years the sail will cost me 40 dollars more a year. That's if it doesn't last longer. Well worth it.

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Re: Who is the best of the cheap sail makers...

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Totally agree with bought a Quantum main full batten sail 2 seasons ago. Made in South Africa, great quantity. The difference in the batten pockets are light years ahead of the Tasker Sails. Customer service excellent from local Annapolis loft. They came to the boat three times.measure, fit it when it came, check back after a months use to adjut. You gt what you pay for. Amortized over 10 years the sail will cost me 40 dollars more a year. That's if it doesn't last longer. Well worth it.

You get what you pay for.

Dave

I like this line of thinking.... Might have to borrow it when it comes time to buy the next thing.

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Re: Who is the best of the cheap sail makers...

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If only it was just a case of just spending money to get the right sail.

Sounds like you are in the position I'm in. Yes I'd like to get a local sailmaker to do up a nice set of sails but if I wait for that money to be available I won't get any sails. I did use a sailmaker in Mobile to restich the foresails so I could get another year or two out of them. It would be great to just have him make new sails, I know they would be great but can't do that just yet.

Yesterday I put up the Mainsail I had made by Hong Kong Sailmakers,

Pretty much what I expected. They forgot the tell-tales but everything else seems to be correct. I have yet to test it out but when I do I'll blog about it.

They were easy to work with but you have to know what you want, exactly what you want. They worked with me on the shipping and got all of that right.

Shipping put MSR heater parts to shame. 3 days from Hong Kong to my hands for the sail, average more than 1,000kms a day. More than 5 days for MSR heater parts, average less than 100kms per day, cost was within a few dollars of shipping a sail from Hong Kong and both packages were within a few pounds of each other.

So far I would at least suggest getting a quote from them.
Architeuthis--how did that sail from HK Sailmakers work out for you? I've sent them my measurements and got a quote back from them, but would like to get a couple of reviews from those who've ordered before I pull the trigger. Thanks.
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