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01-23-2009 12:00 AM
ewenog
My thoughts.

Mostly, I'd go with Jason 3317, except for the battens.
More dousing trouble and pocket wear than they're worth on a summer cruising boat. You'd won't lose all that much in sail efficiency without the battens while cruising Long Island Sound in the summer, because you're usually on a reach.
And most of what you'd lose in the battens you'd gain back by having the option of tensioning a loose footed main for better sail shape. Been there, done that.
If you're interested in seeing what I'm talking about, look for a white and blue Bristol 28 at Champlin's on Block this May through October. I'm Ed, the sandy haired (what's left of it) dude dozing in the cockpit.
01-16-2009 02:50 PM
sailingfool My advice would be to go with a local loft, that the advantages of someone nearby who can accurately measure your boat and be available to deal with questions in person is worth the extra cost. Sails are inherently custom to some degree, almost regardless of how common your boats, and ordering them over the internet provides too much opportunity for a misunderstanding to slip into the process, a situation producing aggravation and weeks to months of followup to get corrections done. Been there, done that.
01-16-2009 02:37 PM
bambam THere is a tlak ring for C27 owners of witch I am a member you may want to ask that group since they are dedicated to C27 only. My sailst are North they came with the boat I do not have Furling so I have a working at 100% and a 150%. the main is cut to stock nothing special but then I sail on S.F Bay and it can get real windy. your sail will depend on the condition you sail in and your area, for this I would talk to other locals see what they are using see what works best for them and maybe get rides on some of thier boats. this will give you a more clear idea of what would work best for you!
Fair winds M Mcvey
01-16-2009 11:06 AM
SailMonkey I went through this last year, checking both online and with local lofts. Decided to go with the local loft for the experience and the support down the road. The best part of the deal was when the local sailmaker heard I was checking out other, less expensive options, he offered to meet the price! It never hurts to ask.
01-13-2009 12:48 PM
eMKay So does anyone have ACTUAL experience with FX sails? I'm about to pull the trigger on a new genny and main. They perform alright? Well cut?
01-13-2009 10:12 AM
sailingdog I don't think those would qualify as warranty repairs though.
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Thanks

I am asking because with racing we make a lot of loft trips for small repiars
01-13-2009 08:41 AM
tommays Thanks

I am asking because with racing we make a lot of loft trips for small repiars
01-13-2009 12:41 AM
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01-13-2009 12:18 AM
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01-12-2009 10:40 PM
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