north sail vs doyle - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-22-2012
regatta's Avatar
S/V Dreamer - Marieholm26
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Italy
Posts: 31
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
regatta is on a distinguished road
north sail vs doyle

Hello, I'm ready to change my old mainsail and genoa. I got 2 choice at same price from these 2 company: Doyle and North sail. Any advise?
Best?thanks in advance for any reply.
cheers
Gab
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 10-22-2012
jsaronson's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 862
Thanks: 3
Thanked 23 Times in 23 Posts
Rep Power: 3
jsaronson is on a distinguished road
Re: north sail vs doyle

Are the fabrics comparable? Same weight? Same battens? Same cut of the jib? Will each measure your boat?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 10-22-2012
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 58
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
sailor1950 is on a distinguished road
Re: north sail vs doyle

Go with the one who will take measurements and talk to you about the kind of sailing you do. Even better if they are nearby. Both companies are reputable
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 10-22-2012
chef2sail's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,002
Thanks: 29
Thanked 55 Times in 51 Posts
Rep Power: 7
chef2sail will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
Re: north sail vs doyle

Check Quantum out also. They have unbeleiveable customer service. As posted make sure you are comparing equal weights, fabrics, weave countm stitching, etc.

Dave
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 10-22-2012
SimonV's Avatar
Wish I never found SN!
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Brisbane Australia
Posts: 1,996
Thanks: 3
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 9
SimonV will become famous soon enough
Re: north sail vs doyle

Most if not all of the big name sail makers send their orders to Hong Kong.
jrd22 likes this.
__________________
Simon
Ericson 39B.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

I love my boat
S/V GOODONYA
Brisbane
present location Heading to the Whitesundays

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

DELIVERY SKIPPER
Drinking Rum before 10am makes you a Pirate NOT an alcohlic
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 10-22-2012
SchockT's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,425
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 3
SchockT is on a distinguished road
Re: north sail vs doyle

A lot depends on the local lofts. They are both going to give you a quality product, and the difference is going to be the quality of service the local loft can provide.

Personally I would go with North because they are well known and respected, particularly when it comes to performance sails.
NVCATS likes this.
__________________
1979 Santana 30 Tall Rig
Hull#101
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 10-23-2012
regatta's Avatar
S/V Dreamer - Marieholm26
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Italy
Posts: 31
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
regatta is on a distinguished road
Re: north sail vs doyle

thanks for write me back.
my boat is a 26 foot folkboat, and both of the companies has the sail draw for this type of boat.. the problem is that all 2 are far away from me and they ask me to give the measure...they did'n come to see the boat... this is my problem..trust in a unknow company near me that send someone check everything or trust those 2 big loft!!!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 10-24-2012
HDChopper's Avatar
Needing Apehanger Helm
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: AZ
Posts: 495
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 5
HDChopper is on a distinguished road
Re: north sail vs doyle

Nice boat Regatta , You got good answers, I would only add ....It makes sence & in your best interest to keep your local venders in bizness also, besides thay will come to your boat and measure it thats good ! & might even look over your rig and have help there too .. establishing rapport with local venders can only be a good thing.
davidpm likes this.
__________________
There is no right way to do the wrong thing
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 10-24-2012
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 38
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
NVCATS is on a distinguished road
Re: north sail vs doyle

I agree with the local loft... we need small business to keep us all afloat. When you get down to the basics of sail lofting you don't need all the fancy stuff the big boys use to build a low tech sail. You need a floor, good cutters, sewing machine, hand palms and accurate measurements should have actually be the first in the list. I have had performance sails by many of the top lofts and a few from local Caribbean lofts, it really comes down to how you treat your sails over the long haul gives them longevity.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 10-24-2012
chef2sail's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,002
Thanks: 29
Thanked 55 Times in 51 Posts
Rep Power: 7
chef2sail will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
Re: north sail vs doyle

Quote:
Most if not all of the big name sail makers send their orders to Hong Kong. - SimonV
Our new Quantum Main sail was made in South Africa

Dave
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Sail from North? Cruiser2B Gear & Maintenance 8 07-22-2011 01:52 PM
1st Annual Doyle Cup BubbleheadMd Chesapeake Bay 0 03-31-2010 12:29 PM
Info on Doyle Stratis Sail/Materials for Headsail DrB Gear & Maintenance 0 05-21-2008 01:09 PM
Bristol 27 for sale - brand new Doyle sails scott#1 Mass Bay Sailors 0 06-01-2007 11:47 AM
Doyle Utility Power Sail tarmand Gear & Maintenance 1 02-22-2004 12:52 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:14 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.