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|02-17-2016 10:24 AM|
Re: What's going on with Kelly Hanson sails?
Judging from the age of this thread I'm guessing you bought your Kelly-Hanson sails in 2011 or earlier.
|02-17-2016 12:18 AM|
Re: What's going on with Kelly Hanson sails?
Guess I just "got lucky!" I bought main, 110 and assym from Kelly Hanson a couple of years ago. All were built in Barbados and are beautiful, custom designed sails that were very inexpensive. Good service too (although they weren't quick, I must say they adhered to their "promised deadlines") The asymmetrical "cruising spinnaker" was fully tri-radial and came with a "sock" or "dousing sleeve." The main had all the features I requested from the alloy headboard, top two full battens, draft stripe, two reefs, loose foot, good strong radial-construction "corners" with webbing and s.s. rings, webbed luff slugs w/s.s. bails and a good clew slug fit for a much larger sail than anything you'd ever need on a humble Catalina 22. If Art Kelly is "listening" Bob Burnham in Florida sez "hi!" I recently had good results with Far East Sails who also uses Challenge Performance Cruise sailcloth. Again, every feature desired executed perfectly, tho, again, not instantly. Good communication---in effect, the customer "designs" the sail, even as to draft chords and placements, construction, etc. and FES simply "stitches up" what you want. I'm currently considering Peak's "Generator 165" and don't "worry" about gettin' ripped off---that's what credit cards are for--they're an absolute "fire-wall" between you and unscrupulous vendors! Visa's maximum buyer liability, for instance is only $50.00 an' if you ain't got fifty bucks you probably shouldn't be playin' with "blow boats" ta begin with. Jes' sayin1 .....
|01-21-2012 06:00 PM|
|Lake Superior Sailor||Flash!!! I just got my Snail Mail and My Lake Superior chart book from Corvus Marine LLC has come. With a extra DVD on Lake Superior, Never thought I would see it .Thank you! And I did get a chart Book--WoW! ---Dale|
|01-06-2012 06:06 PM|
|tidal9||My wife and I are looking forward to vacationing in the Carribean in 2012, I'll be sure to pack my favorite snack, Almond Joy, cause' sometimes I feel like a nut...|
|12-18-2011 02:57 AM|
Originally Posted by RhythmDoctor View Post
|12-17-2011 10:39 PM|
Originally Posted by ozsailer View Post
Treat the customer right and they'll not only return for more but also tell their friends. Any problems at our company get the first priority, we will not rest until the problems are taken care of. Let's face it we all make mistakes, the test of a good company is how they react when a issue comes up.
|12-17-2011 09:11 PM|
while a member of this site for some time I do not post regularly although barely a day goes by without me reading the majority of threads. I bought a sail from Kelly Hansen earlier this year and it was not the most pleseant of experiences. I did post my experience of the Catalina site which read as follows.
Response Posted - 09/11/2011 : 04:41:36
I have to admit that I am not a Catalina owner but was looking at your site when searching for any information on Kelly Hansen sails and came across your site. Unfortunately we had already ordered a 130% furling genoa through the internet site when I read all the negative comments. Prior to the purchase we had very good communication with KH but after one month no sail had arrived. After several emails of which none were replied I finally rang the company to be told that the sail had not be sent and was sitting on the floor packaged and they wanted more to post the Item. After some discussion they promised to post it that day and supply a tracking number. This did not materialise after a week so we lodged a complaint through Paypal who we used to pay for the item. After much to and fro we finally recieved our sail this week. I have to admit the sail looks as good and well constructed as any sail I was comtemplating over here. I have no issue with the quality or price but the service cerctainly leaves a lot be be desired. Had we not raised a a complaint with Paypal I doubt we would have our sail today. Its a shame really, they seem to have a good product but lousy service. Would I use them again, only if I could walk in to the loft, pick the sail up there and then, pay and walk out.Unfortunately its a long walk from Oz to the US of A "
It was interesting in that I had several personal calls with Art Hansen prior to purchasing the sail but after ordering the sail no calls or emails were returned. Several associates were waiting to see the sail to place their own orders but after seeing the muck around and no excuses' forthcoming they placed their orders elsewhere. The facts in this are all supported in emails to KH and correspondence with paypal.
|12-17-2011 07:49 PM|
|Sailormon6||Thanks for the tip about Booklet Charts, Rhythm Doc. They look useful.|
|12-17-2011 07:15 PM|
Originally Posted by smurphny View Post
NOAA BookletCharts for Great Lakes
Note that 14961 covers all of Lake Superior, and there are numerous others giving more detail on sections of the lake.
|12-17-2011 06:12 PM|
Well said Jeff
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