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We would suggest that you contact Carol Hasse of Port Townsend Sails in Port Townsend, WA, for advice and a price quote; 360-385-1640 or Port Townsend Sails .

Hasse fabricated the suite of sails for both our Crealock 34 and 37, and they were exquisitely made. We won’t go any where else when it comes time to purchase or recut the sails on a boat we own.

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.... Fortunately I don't need this sail in a hurry, .....
Good luck in your decision, but here's a bit of advice.... don't EVER tell ANY marine professional that 'you're not in a hurry'. .. New sail deliveries will run 6 -8 weeks pretty well everywhere, including online lofts such as FX (worth checking their quote too...)

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Here's my follow up. I went with the Rolly Tasker 130%, 7.3 oz Dacron, padded luff and Sunbrella UV protection for $1550 plus $32 shipping. Arrived on time and looks very nicely and sturdily made. Just sailed with it for 2 days and works well, points much better than my old bagged out genoa. The one thing that leaves me perplexed and a bit annoyed is the clew cringle is too small to tie both my 9/16" jib sheets into like I did on my old sail. I will write to them and ask about it but it's too late to change now. What were they thinking? That I would be using expensive thin racing lines or something? Right now I have a few loops of Amsteel (supposed to be as strong as steel) tied through the cringle and tied my jib sheets into this. Any other suggestions on attaching them?

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...... Right now I have a few loops of Amsteel (supposed to be as strong as steel) tied through the cringle and tied my jib sheets into this. Any other suggestions on attaching them?
What you've done sounds like a good solution. Better than a heavy shackle.

I suppose if you can't get two sheets through the cringle you won't be able to do a lark's head attachment either.... (ie fold a single (double length) sheet at the mid point, feed that through and pull the two sheet ends through the bight)

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soft shackle

Paul,

There are excellent recent conversations on the Brion Toss web site for using high modulus lines as soft shackles for attaching jib sheets.

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Haase sails make the best sails We have ever seen. I first took a used 110 jib to her, had her recut and reinforce it. Put the 34 into charter fo 10 years, had all our sails checked and repaired every fall. That sail never needed any work, and is still my winter yahoo sail.
Awesome. Will try and post a photo, the work is hard to believe.
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We bought Quantum sails a few years back and have been very pleased with the quality and performance.
We saved a bundle of money by timing the purchase. The sail shops will often discount prices during the winter months when their business drops off. Worth a try...

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