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Re: What's going on with Kelly Hanson sails?
Guess I just "got lucky!" I bought main, 110 and assym from Kelly Hanson a couple of years ago. All were built in Barbados and are beautiful, custom designed sails that were very inexpensive. Good service too (although they weren't quick, I must say they adhered to their "promised deadlines") The asymmetrical "cruising spinnaker" was fully tri-radial and came with a "sock" or "dousing sleeve." The main had all the features I requested from the alloy headboard, top two full battens, draft stripe, two reefs, loose foot, good strong radial-construction "corners" with webbing and s.s. rings, webbed luff slugs w/s.s. bails and a good clew slug fit for a much larger sail than anything you'd ever need on a humble Catalina 22. If Art Kelly is "listening" Bob Burnham in Florida sez "hi!" I recently had good results with Far East Sails who also uses Challenge Performance Cruise sailcloth. Again, every feature desired executed perfectly, tho, again, not instantly. Good communication---in effect, the customer "designs" the sail, even as to draft chords and placements, construction, etc. and FES simply "stitches up" what you want. I'm currently considering Peak's "Generator 165" and don't "worry" about gettin' ripped off---that's what credit cards are for--they're an absolute "fire-wall" between you and unscrupulous vendors! Visa's maximum buyer liability, for instance is only $50.00 an' if you ain't got fifty bucks you probably shouldn't be playin' with "blow boats" ta begin with. Jes' sayin1 .....