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03-08-2013 10:06 AM
blt2ski
Re: new sails

(OVER)Thinking this over a bit. I believe with out relooking at the FX site, that they have a tri radial cut inshore style sail. This might actually be the best option, IF, you would like some better performance in lighter winds. As the laminate will/should be a bit lighter in overall wt than dacron, which allows lighter winds to catch and allow the sail to shape better. Yeah a bit more than cross cut, but probably on par with a cross cut off shore triple stitched etc. I would not rule it out completely.

Marty
03-07-2013 12:08 AM
MedSailor
Re: new sails

Don't buy an offshore sail for inshore sailing. All that extra reinforcing is just weight on your sail that will make it under-perform in light winds compared to a sail that is overbuilt for your purposes.

Also, many of the negative things posted about precision sail loft in the link you posted (and elsewhere) are from the same poster who obviously had an agenda against them and was pretending that he was a sail buyer. I wouldn't rule them out based on that.

MedSailor
03-06-2013 10:50 PM
blakeyoung
Re: new sails

Yeah, the Coastal Main was what I was looking at. The customizations and shipping quickly bring the price up to about $1100. I went ahead and put in a specific question as to the difference between that one and the cheaper one on NS Direct. Looks like the feature set is different, but I'm not sure about stitching/fabric/overall quality
03-06-2013 06:23 PM
zz4gta
Re: new sails

The regatta sail is pretty much their race sail. They offer a coastal sail for $820 which I believe is closer to what you are looking for. Haven't received anything back from North yet.
03-06-2013 03:45 PM
blakeyoung
Re: new sails

Alex, an excellent question that I wish I had the answer to. The sails I was looking at are here:
Catalina 22 Class at North Sails One Design

I don't know the difference between the much more expensive North Sail One Design coastal main and the cheaper sail from North Sails Direct that you linked.

And much obliged to zz4gta on requesting a quote!
03-06-2013 03:11 PM
Alex W
Re: new sails

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Originally Posted by blakeyoung View Post
The One Design from North customized as I would like was about $1200-1300 including shipping if I recall correctly. I did not actually contact them for an individualized quote, since I figured with the popularity of the Catalina 22 they would just direct me to their One Design version anyway.
I'm surprised that it came out to be that expensive. The stock sail is $540, or $600 with sail numbers:
Catalina 22

What did you add that more than doubled the price?

Since the sail on a c-22 is quite small a light cloth makes sense to me.
03-06-2013 02:50 PM
Mor22
Re: new sails

I got a new Rolly Tasker sail for my Morgan 22 from Porpoise Sails in Sarasota, Florida at a better price than anyone else. Very happy with that sail for daysailing in coastal waters.
03-06-2013 12:35 PM
zz4gta
Re: new sails

Looks like FX is in the lead. I just requested a custom quote from North for you, I'll post the results when I get it.

I would stay away from Peak. Some have good results others not so much. Too much money to go guessing for me.

I think FX will make a fine sail for your purchase, might not have perfect shape or size, but will work just fine. I do believe North does more R&D and maybe will give you a better "out of the box" shape, but I honestly haven't seen many FX sails flying. No one takes proper photos of the sails. Even on their website, so I can't say.
03-06-2013 11:48 AM
blakeyoung
Re: new sails

The One Design from North customized as I would like was about $1200-1300 including shipping if I recall correctly. I did not actually contact them for an individualized quote, since I figured with the popularity of the Catalina 22 they would just direct me to their One Design version anyway.

Also, the FX Sails Inshore is apparently only $676 completely customized. There was a miscommunication earlier. And their impression was that the Offshore model would be unnecessary overkill.
03-06-2013 11:33 AM
zz4gta
Re: new sails

How much was the quote from North?
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