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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?
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Are the fabrics comparable? Same weight? Same battens? Same cut of the jib? Will each measure your boat?
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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
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Check Quantum out also. They have unbeleiveable customer service. As posted make sure you are comparing equal weights, fabrics, weave countm stitching, etc.

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Most if not all of the big name sail makers send their orders to Hong Kong.
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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.
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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!!!
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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.
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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.
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