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Hey all,

Anyone know of a good place to get a spinnaker repaired? It has several rips, each about 1 to 4 feet long. I'm located on Long Island, looking for an outfit that does good work and is reasonably cost-effective.

(More details: Asymetrical, for 50 foot sailboat. It also has broad areas where the blue has rubbed off on the white. I guess the color ran a bit.)

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There are North and Doyle service lofts in Huntington LI

I have used the North loft twice this year most repiars are 80 dollars and hour
 

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Good point. It's a Doyle sail. Are they pretthy good?

(Maybe they can help me track down the previous owner. I bought the boat from a bank and would love to hear the stories of where she's been.)

Hmm, how many rips can they fix in a hour. Well, it's well worth it to get the spi working.
 

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We're quite a distance from a loft here BUT I've had several brag on the service they received from Somerset Sails. They run classified ads in several sailing magazines.
 

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The Doyle loft use to be shore sails and they also do plenty of work around here and you may still be in time for there fall discount
 

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Call Mark Washeim at Doyle in Huntington at (631) 673-5055. Mark and his team are terrific. They're on New York Ave in Huntington (Rt 110). I belive their fall special goes through Dec 1st and is 10% off.

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Where on LI?

Jack Wedekin is in Port Jeff. He is a nice guy and does good work. You know of the lofts in Huntington. There is a good UK Halsey loft on City Island.

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Call Mark Washeim at Doyle in Huntington at (631) 673-5055. Mark and his team are terrific. They're on New York Ave in Huntington (Rt 110). I belive their fall special goes through Dec 1st and is 10% off.

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Thanks everyone for the help. I just talked with Mark Washeim. My spinnaker has 5 tears in it. They are from 1 to 4 feet long. He said to allow 20 to 25 minutes for each tear, at $86/hour. I can get the 10% off.

Also, I don't have to drop off the spinnaker this week (but I can't wait until the busy season to do it). So next time I have to go to Huntington anyway, I'll drop it off.

By the way, the spinnaker also has areas where the blue has bled onto the white. Mark said there's nothing he can do about that, that maybe over time it will get better.

I can't wait to see that baby flying!! Even if it's going to be next year.
 

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ya we had him work on our jib he redid the stitching all around the edge and it came out very nice he also did a couple extra tell tales and stuff
 

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Anyone have experience with the Quantum loft in Port Washington? I recently purchased a boat that came with a number of Quantum sails, and I would like to get them inspected, etc. I believe this loft is under relatively new ownership, so recent experience is probably most relevant.

I also have a spinnaker (Hood) where the blue has run onto the white. I think it's shot, though, as it appears it was under the forepeak for a very long time . . .
 

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BEFORE pictures

I plan to post before and after pictures. Here are the before pictures, of the whole spinnaker, and 2 of some of the worst tears.





 

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As planned (and as recommended by CLucas and tommays), I brought my spinnaker to the Doyle shop in Huntington. I talked with Mark and Earl. They gave the nickle tour to my son Lucas (a.k.a. Kick) and me. They have the biggest sewing machine I've ever seen, mounted right on the floor. The operator actually sits on a stool in a pit next to the sewing machine.

I did get the 10% discount for bringing it in off-season. They had a whole wall of sails to be worked on this winter. They will call me when it's done. They can store it (I think it's like $2.85 a pound to store = maybe $150), but I'l save the money instead.

They can put a third reef in my mainsail for about $560, IIRC. That would be useful, but I think I'll save the money and get a storm trisail instead. (That and my sailcover has some significant "sail" area.) Any thoughts on that?

They said not to bother with the hole in my jib. Size-wise, you could put 2 toothpicks through it at the same time.

They can address the issues I have with my mainsail battens. (Mark said the sail may be stretching when I do a jibe, causing the battens to come loose.) I'll have to bring the mainsail there on a separate trip, maybe when I pick up the spinnaker.

And they can fix my mainsail cover, where the batten sticks out. They do canvas work "of course".

I have pictures of the place and Mark & Earl, if anyone wants to see them.

Again, I can't wait to see that baby flying!! Even if it's going to be next year.
 
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