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03-28-2012 10:13 PM
SlowButSteady
Re: FX sails?

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailingfool View Post
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PS - your first time post is to pat a sailmaker on the back?
His YouTube post also makes a point of saying that they're FX sails. It does make one a bit suspicious, no?
03-28-2012 10:09 PM
SlowButSteady
Re: FX sails?

I got a quote the other day for a new mainsail for my boat from the local Doyle loft (Costa Mesa, CA). It was almost exactly the same price as the FX online quote thingy gave me.
03-28-2012 09:46 PM
PaulinVictoria
Re: FX sails?

I'd love to get sails from a local loft, I just find it very difficult to justify the almost 100% premium for doing so.
03-28-2012 08:59 PM
blt2ski
Re: FX sails?

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Originally Posted by mortyd View Post
so, if we all buy or sails on line or in the mail, there will come day when a small damage in a sail will require shipping it to china since local sail lofts will be long gone. not everything is dollars and cents. the people in local sail lofts also keep your business going.
Even some of the BIG lofts are building sails if you will in china. Some even in the same loft per say, but with there speced material vs another lofts speced material.

Local lofts last I checked will work on ANYONES sails, not just there own. I've had my North sail fixed at a local independent, and my Ullman sails were fixed at the same independent on warranty, as the seattle branchs loft is in S Cal, so easier to do here!

I do admit, it does seem better to work with a local rep vs over the phone....... But a local did get some FX sails, and was happy, as was another that is sailing in Mexico, with some Crusing direct sails, which was norths online sales line for whiles with older material vs what you could get in the local loft ordered.

Marty
03-28-2012 01:56 PM
sailingfool
Re: FX sails?

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Sailingfool: Do tell more about your problem?
Search for threads on FX...
03-28-2012 12:09 PM
mortyd
Re: FX sails?

so, if we all buy or sails on line or in the mail, there will come day when a small damage in a sail will require shipping it to china since local sail lofts will be long gone. not everything is dollars and cents. the people in local sail lofts also keep your business going.
03-28-2012 11:27 AM
Quickstep192
Re: FX sails?

Very pretty boat. What is it?
Did you lengthen the tiller to facilitate single handing?
03-28-2012 06:59 AM
SimonV
Re: FX sails?

Cookwithgas: What sort of camera are you using?

Sailingfool: Do tell more about your problem?
03-28-2012 12:03 AM
billsull
Re: FX sails?

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailingfool View Post
PS - your first time post is to pat a sailmaker on the back?
Gee, do you think he might have been trying to show us his new sails on his completely awesome boat? Why get all snarky?

Hi Cookie and welcome aboard. I hope the previous (and aptly named) poster doesn't stop you from posting your vids. Great looking boat. Is that a GoPro camera you're using?

Regards,
03-27-2012 09:26 PM
sailingfool
Re: FX sails?

Quote:
Originally Posted by cookwithgas View Post
... I have been out about ten times with them and I get compliments on how nice they look. Here is a short video of the sails wing-on-wing that I made this past weekend (March 25th, 2012).

Enjoy:

Wing_on_Wing_March 25th.wmv - YouTube


Aubrey in New Orleans
Great for you, they put me through a year of misery. Even though they admitted screwing up anew main, they wanted me to live with it.

PS - your first time post is to pat a sailmaker on the back?
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