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03-18-2010 05:00 PM
mitiempo Leitch & McBride in Victoria is a good local loft with good customer service and Hasse & Company Port Townsend Sails is highly rated by cruisers and long distance sailors such as Mark Schrader.
Port Townsend Sails - new sails and repair for all sailboats
Good information on this link for choosing sails.
03-18-2010 02:14 PM
degreeoff Hey man, Bacon will match or beat any price on a sail and they are made well and if you are like me and local to Annapolis then they are your choice.

My $.02

Josh
03-18-2010 05:10 AM
islands50 Standard cruising main built from Bainbridge 7 oz. Dacron. Talking to Max out of Havre de Grase. 10 minute drive from my boat. To be built in Ohio. Is this a quality sail?
03-17-2010 11:35 PM
blt2ski Which versions? The CAL? Fiberpath? or a nylon drifter? own all three.

Luv them all, local guys have been good, out of settle/san diego. combo. I've used the fiberpath and drifter more than the CAL.

Marty
03-17-2010 05:13 PM
islands50 Just recieved a great price quote for a Ullman sail. Anybody out there have a reveiw on Ullman sails ?
03-17-2010 09:40 AM
blt2ski As far as straight dacron goes, I have 6 new sails over the last 6 yrs of owning my boat, NONE of them are dacron other than the 110 which is a crosscut/tri radial dac/mylar as you are looking at.
Reason I have gone with laminates, one the cloth is slightly lighter, here in PNW/puget sound, we get a lot of light wind days, ie under 10 knots. The laminates pickup the zephers better. One of the sails is a 1.5oz contender spin cloth 130 drifter. Works wonderfull in winds under 6-7 knots.

My cruiser 140 is the ullman CAL. 155 and main are fiberpath/string sails, I race a lot too. In hind sight, I should have done the CAL main. Along with a spin that the boat did not have.

I personally with the way laminates are made today, cost of many etc, do not see that dacron is the way to go from a longevity or cost standpoint. The lower cost dacs are 2-3 generation ago dacron, so yes they will be cheaper. They will work too. I know of one local with Cruising Direct now north outlet sails. He knew they were older generation dacron.

Make sure you understand what you are getting too.

This is my .02 not that it is worth much. But reasons for doing what I did, choose what you like, disregard what you do not like. Sail material is a pretty wide range of what to do vs not to do subject with varied answers across a wide range of what to do.

marty
03-17-2010 07:44 AM
BubbleheadMd Islands50:

Have you checked Bacon's "consigment" inventory? I just bought a new, unused sail by Pope for $800 for my Coronado 25. I brought my 40 year-old main in, and it's a perfect match. Well, it has just a little more roach. Amazing.
03-17-2010 07:36 AM
islands50 Thanks for the great advice. The least expensive sail from National sounds like a good way to go. I am waiting on an estimate from Ullmans. The original sail was from there and it lasted 30 years. I will probably go local with North. I sail out of the Chesapeake and visit Annapolis alot. They offer a triradial cut sail for $2000. Is triradial construction over crosscut worth the extra money?
03-15-2010 10:00 PM
blt2ski If it were me, look at Ullmans CAL main, about 1500-1600 for a 30' boat depending upon the size. That was my quote for a fully roached, 2 reef, 2 full/partial battens. It is a laminate, slightly lighter wt than an equal dacron, same life span etc.

Marty
03-15-2010 05:02 PM
sailjunkie Whoops! I forgot to mention that North's Vancouver location appears to do local work, though it is possible that only the final touches are done here.
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