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3 Days Ago 08:01 PM
George Hackett
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

Quote:
Originally Posted by djodenda View Post
Hi, George.. welcome to Sailnet..
By your post, I am assuming you are in some way affiliated with a sailmaker.
And that's fine, but forum rules require you to identify yourself as such in your signature, for transparency.

Thanks!
yes, my appologies. i represent UK Sails here in the Philippines through UK Sails HK. i am still updating my profile and will include the companies our family company represents.
4 Days Ago 09:36 AM
djodenda
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

Quote:
Originally Posted by George Hackett View Post
Hear is what I tell my Customers. "As a sail buyer you would do well to look into who makes your sails and what your sails are made of. More than a few big name Sailmakers are buying their sails from low price, high production lofts with no brand affiliation whatsoever. The Sailmakers I am referring to buy these cheap sails and slap their label on them. Other Sailmakers use the cheapest cloth, material, and labor available. Even the top cloth suppliers have a range of real cheap fabric to compete with in the world market. These are fabrics we would never use. As a result, you the consumer, end up with a cheap imitation of what you think you purchased."
Hi, George.. welcome to Sailnet..
By your post, I am assuming you are in some way affiliated with a sailmaker.
And that's fine, but forum rules require you to identify yourself as such in your signature, for transparency.

Thanks!
4 Days Ago 08:51 AM
UnionPacific
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

Thou I do not know much about sails my local loft quoted me a price on a sail.
They stressed that they use American thread, and American material, and to never use Chinese cloth or thread as they do not hold up. I was a bit skeptical so I asked more questions and they showed me a brand new china sail they were repairing. The people had saved $500, and had 3 repairs done already to the sail.

When I buy my heavy duty sail it will be from the local loft, where they know my name, have visited my boat, and when they deliver the sail they will go sailing with me to make sure they look and function 100% before I pay the final price.

Of course we do not all have a good local shop.
4 Days Ago 11:38 PM
George Hackett
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

Hear is what I tell my Customers. "As a sail buyer you would do well to look into who makes your sails and what your sails are made of. More than a few big name Sailmakers are buying their sails from low price, high production lofts with no brand affiliation whatsoever. The Sailmakers I am referring to buy these cheap sails and slap their label on them. Other Sailmakers use the cheapest cloth, material, and labor available. Even the top cloth suppliers have a range of real cheap fabric to compete with in the world market. These are fabrics we would never use. As a result, you the consumer, end up with a cheap imitation of what you think you purchased."
10-18-2014 04:56 AM
cortezsailor
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

Well like most everyone else their service sucks and generally bad attitudes prevail.
I ordered sail, didn't get what I ordered, he told me it was my fault, refused to do anything. Having said that , the sail quality was mediocre. When I sent the sail in to have luff added they had to resow a lot of the threading, shabby job all around. Not worth dealing with there are way to many good guys out there to bother with trying to save a few bucks.
More companies should adopt a payment plan. iSland Planet Sails offers that service on some of their purchases. My next sail will be ordere through them.
09-24-2014 04:19 PM
Tenorsax
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

Don't buy from Peak Sails! I received a new sail from Peak Sails that is too big and doesn't fit on my sailboat. When I contacted them, they falsely accused me of giving them the wrong measurements and then ignored my emails and didn't answer their phone.
06-08-2014 08:08 PM
hriehl1 We are a full season later and our satisfaction with the product is still high. We had a nice sail yesterday and looked at a couple dozen other boats out in the sound. Our sails were as well-set as anyone's, actually better than most.. This does not speak to construction quality as I am not experienced enough to provide informed opinion. But as one who hopes to sail 20 days this season, I am happy.
04-16-2014 08:47 PM
tequilajimhart
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

Well, I guess the fact that this time I ordered from precision pretty much sez it all for me.
04-16-2014 07:05 PM
miatapaul
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

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Originally Posted by tworeefs View Post
Interesting.

I do not see a single post that shows where a consumer did not receive a sail.

Aside from the fact this entire thread is a breach of SailNet's Terms of Service and every members personal agreement to abide by it, it is just sad that folks will stoop this low to simply prove what?

From what I have read, most of the folks making noise here haven't even dealt with the company. Instead of slinging mud, perhaps it would be a good idea to pick up the phone and get real facts if you truly have some concern. But like most forums and it's participants, there isn't the fortitude to do so. Or perhaps, it would end the fun at someone else's expense.

We have enough problems with companies folding and the resulting loss of jobs. This kind of thread does not help and it is certainly not corinthian spirit in any sense of the term.
Well there aren't any or at least not many that describe a good experience either.
04-16-2014 06:06 PM
tworeefs
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

Interesting.

I do not see a single post that shows where a consumer did not receive a sail.

Aside from the fact this entire thread is a breach of SailNet's Terms of Service and every members personal agreement to abide by it, it is just sad that folks will stoop this low to simply prove what?

From what I have read, most of the folks making noise here haven't even dealt with the company. Instead of slinging mud, perhaps it would be a good idea to pick up the phone and get real facts if you truly have some concern. But like most forums and it's participants, there isn't the fortitude to do so. Or perhaps, it would end the fun at someone else's expense.

We have enough problems with companies folding and the resulting loss of jobs. This kind of thread does not help and it is certainly not corinthian spirit in any sense of the term.
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