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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: local sailmakers near Alameda or Oakland (California)

I use Dominic Marchal and Doyle sails, both in Alameda, to do sail work for my clients. Both are excellent and fairly priced.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Days Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 16,489
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

Full Disclosure: I own and operate an "online-loft" for one of the biggest manufacturers of sails in the world, Hyde Sails, so I am biased. Our business is called HydeSailsDirect.com...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   5 Days Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 16,489
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

On at least one documented occasion (http://forums.catalina.sailboatowners.com/showthread.php?t=171795), Peak sent sails made of a much cheaper cloth than was advertised. They have been getting away...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-28-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 16,489
Posted By jblumhorst
Cool Buying Cruising Sails Online -- Direct from the Loft.

I AM a direct internet seller who provides excellent product at VERY good and very competitive prices. :-)

I run Hyde Sails Direct (http://www.HydeSailsDirect.com), the official online website...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 16,489
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

[Full disclosure: I am an online sailmaker. I operate an independent business, Hyde Sails Direct We have a strategic alliance with Hyde Sails International. Hyde Sail LLC owns and operates one of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-22-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 16,489
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

Hi all,

There is a thread on Sailboatowners.com about some Tri-Radial sails for a Catalina 22 from Peak. They were supposed to be made of Challenge Warp Drive, which is a very expensive dacron,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-04-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,648
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Profurl halyard tension

Stu,
PEACE
Sorry if I got a bit touchy....
:)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-04-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,648
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Profurl halyard tension

Here's an excerpt from Stu's Post #3



I still disagree with the claim that Profurls are completely different from other furlers in the way they operate, that adjusting the halyard tension...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-04-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,648
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Profurl halyard tension

Aha!!! I think I've got it figured out, Stu.

I think we have been talking about two very different models of ProFurl here.

Your ProFurl has an integrated halyard. Mark's model doesn't - it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-03-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,648
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Profurl halyard tension

Stu, I suspect that the reason you can't adjust luff tension on your Profurl is that the luff of the sail is too long. I recommend that you ask a sailmaker to take a look at it if you want to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,648
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Profurl halyard tension

Adjust your halyard tension and forestay tension for the purpose of shaping the sail when you're sailing. Set the halyard tension and forestay tension differently for furling when you're actually...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: straighten furling foil

I'm pretty sure it's a Schaefer SnapFurl. I'm not sure whether it's a CF-500 or CF-700 from the picture.

I am an authorized Schaefer and CDI distributor for many years, so I have extensive...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-14-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Mainsail Replacement Quotes and 3 Choices

John,

+1 about the advantages of a loose footed sail! Footed sails are pretty much a throw back to the days of low-tech sailcloth. IMO, There are no compelling reasons for them other than to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-12-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Mainsail Replacement Quotes and 3 Choices

(Full disclaimer: I am an independent rep for Hyde Sails Direct and I support Sailnet by advertising on this site.)

Sail cloth is the biggest contributor to the price of the sail. If I were you,...
Forum: Atomic 4   11-19-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By jblumhorst
Referral for A4 mechanic in San Francisco/Alameda CA?

Do you know a good A4 mechanic to do annual service/checkup on my A4?
Thanks in advance!
Judy
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-20-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,300
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: New main sail

The picture isn't very clear there, is it?

What you've circled is the finishing details of the leech line. There's a piece of webbing and an alloy cleat there. I don't see a reefing-sized ring...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-20-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,300
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: New main sail

Gene's sail doesn't have a flattening reef. It's loose footed. A flattening reef is superfluous on a loose footed mainsail. The outhaul on a loose footed mainsail does everything that a flattener...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-19-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,300
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: New main sail

I would suggest there's a more relevant test of sails' serviceability: how well does your boat handle when close hauled in moderate to strong winds, or in gusty, variable conditions?

Even a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-19-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,300
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: New main sail

Hi everybody,

Thanks to Gene (aka Sprega) for posting a picture of his new mainsail and his kind words, and everybody's thoughtful comments. I'd like to add some comments of my own to the...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   01-24-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,365
Posted By jblumhorst
Thumbs up Re: Can a new member recieve PM?

I have absolutely no intention of ever taking a 19' boat to Hawaii. That's not fun, in my opinion. That's hardcore hardship. :eek: and :puke

I'd prefer a 40-60' boat with a first mate that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-19-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: McLube AntiFouling Speed Polish?

Hi Matt. I'm thinking about using this for my 19 foot trailer sailer. Little deuce sloop lives most of her life on the trailer. She's in the water for a few weeks at a time. I have 2 questions....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-19-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: McLube AntiFouling Speed Polish?

Hi Matt. I'm thinking about using this for my 19 foot trailer sailer. Little deuce sloop lives most of her life on the trailer. She's in the water for a few weeks at a time. I have 2 questions....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-19-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By jblumhorst
McLube AntiFouling Speed Polish?

This is something new from McLube. Just announced. Has anyone tried it? And does anybody know where I can actually get some? Thanks in advance.

Judy
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-18-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 2,848
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Clean bottom how much?

Matt, you are right! I just paid your bill and I checked! it's $2.25.

Your service is worth every penny, my friend. 10+ years of flawless service.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-18-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 2,848
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Clean bottom how much?

Deleted.... because it's duplicate
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