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Question Loft Rec in or around Annapolis

Time to start thinking about replacing the those things that fly from the stick thing on my boat...and with the boat shows coming I hope to find a "deal"

This being the first time I have purchased new, I'm looking for a loft thats going to work with me and really provide the sails I need, not want . I have some knowledge of sail-making, but would really consider myself a novice on the topic. My budget is $5,000 and I'm hoping to be able to get a new main and head sail out of that, maybe I'm being unrealistic?

I've only worked with one loft before, Doyle in Annapolis. I've been pleased so far with the response from North in Annapolis but thought I would ask you for some suggestions before I proceed.

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I bought a new jib from Doyle there, and I was not impressed with them. Wasn't done by the date promised, and then, when I did get it, the UV cover was on the wrong side, so I had to reverse my furling line. This isn't a reflection on Doyle the company, just that particular loft.

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I've had similar experiences with Doyle Annapolis

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I think very highly of Quantum Annapolis. Their loft in Solomons is good also, and the one in Southhampton UK really bailed me out when I needed help. To me that seems like a good indication of a culture of service across the company.

I bought a new 135 from Quantum shortly after the boat show in 2007. Delivery was in February 2008 and Dave Flynn from Quantum came out for a check sail. It was 19F when we left the dock and we were out for several hours. Not only did he help with the new sail, I learned a good bit about my Elvstrom main and tweaking my backstay.

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Have bought several full sets of sails from Quantum as well over the years. Great device and support. Dave is great to work with and made sure my sails were correct as well.

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We were happy with North Sails - they came in on time and on budget. We requested some tweaks to the standard mainsail for our boat, like slight reverse roach and super-deep reefs on bulletproof 9 (?) - oz cloth for cruising. They really worked with us; did what we asked. One small glitch that we found on delivery, they took the sail back and repaired, no questions asked, and we had it back within a few days. We gained about 3/4-knot of speed under similar sea conditions compared to our old sails!!!!
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Quantum Annapolis.............2
North Annapolis..................1
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Bacon Sails in Annapolis doesn't just deal in used/consignment sails, they do new sails. I'm not certain who they actually contract out to, but they will send someone to your boat to take measurements and "get it right". If you don't like it, they'll make it right.

It would have cost me $1400 or so, for a new, dacron, custom-built main, with new battens, insignia, two reef points and a cunningham cringle.

That's for a 25' boat. I think $5k for main and headsail for a 37' boat will be pushing it a bit. It depends on how many extra features you get built into the sails.

For Ches Bay cruising, I'd just get one deep reef point and call it good. Pay Bacon's to cut you a sail insignia and put it on yourself. Little stuff like that helps keep the cost manageable.

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