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Buying new Genoa - need advice
We are going to replace our old 150 with a 135 for our Catalina 36 tall rig. I have 3 quotes - roughly, 2K, 3K, and 4K.
I've never bought a new sail before except for a Laser so if I look uninformed, it's not by accident.
What should I be looking for? We sail in the Potomac and the Chesapeake Bay, we don't race, and we reduce sail early.
High intensity Dacron, foam luff, cloth weight ~7 oz ???? The 4K sailmaker wants to come to the boat to take measurements. Is that necessary or am I just as well off buying from someone in Florida or Maine?
If there is a sailmaker that you really like, that would be helpful.