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Old 03-06-2013
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Re: new sails

The regatta sail is pretty much their race sail. They offer a coastal sail for $820 which I believe is closer to what you are looking for. Haven't received anything back from North yet.
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Re: new sails

Yeah, the Coastal Main was what I was looking at. The customizations and shipping quickly bring the price up to about $1100. I went ahead and put in a specific question as to the difference between that one and the cheaper one on NS Direct. Looks like the feature set is different, but I'm not sure about stitching/fabric/overall quality
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Re: new sails

Don't buy an offshore sail for inshore sailing. All that extra reinforcing is just weight on your sail that will make it under-perform in light winds compared to a sail that is overbuilt for your purposes.

Also, many of the negative things posted about precision sail loft in the link you posted (and elsewhere) are from the same poster who obviously had an agenda against them and was pretending that he was a sail buyer. I wouldn't rule them out based on that.

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Re: new sails

(OVER)Thinking this over a bit. I believe with out relooking at the FX site, that they have a tri radial cut inshore style sail. This might actually be the best option, IF, you would like some better performance in lighter winds. As the laminate will/should be a bit lighter in overall wt than dacron, which allows lighter winds to catch and allow the sail to shape better. Yeah a bit more than cross cut, but probably on par with a cross cut off shore triple stitched etc. I would not rule it out completely.

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