Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: St. Margaret's Bay
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My experience with Yves was different
Chris - Sorry to hear you felt snubbed by Yves Gelinas. I had quite a different experience with him about seven year ago. I was in Montreal, called him about my interest in the Cape Horn windvane. He invited my wife and I to his house, toured us around the shop, gave us a copy of the movie (gratis) and said he would work up a quote, which he promptly sent about a week later. I found him fascinating and charming. Since then, I have consulted him a couple of times about my Cape Horn windvane and his replies have always been courteous and quick.
I guess we all have bad days and maybe you met him when he was having his. I think language is sometimes a barrier too. Although his english is OK, I definitely found it easier to let him know I spoke french (albeit badly), so we could switch back and forth - it seemed to help.
BTW, the Cape Horn windvane is the BEST piece of gear I ever put on my boat. It is way better than any other self-steering system (including electric autopilots) that I have ever seen.
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