One thing I forgot to add about North 3Di....it is VERY expensive! (same
stuff they used on Volvo 60's this past edition)

On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 9:12 AM Josh Muckley via CnC-List <
cnc-list@cnc-list.com> wrote:

> I think the knowledge and service of a local sail loft is invaluable.
> They come to your boat and take measurements.  Ask questions and help
> design a custom sail to fit your needs.  I only have Quantum in my area
> so... I have Quantum sails.  They are responsive and provide the personal
> service I'm looking for.
>
> I had the Tides-Marine Strong track system added when I purchased my new
> mainsail.  I wouldn't do it any other way.   It is a quality upgrade which
> I strongly recommend.
>
> You can have a sail pack made anytime but I have also been very happy with
> the usefulness and ease of having a sailpack.
>
> Get multiple quotes and take them to competing sail lofts.  Have them
> explain the differences between the quotes.  The sail makers will recognize
> the design/cost differences and the advantages/disadvantages between two
> seemingly similar spec sheets.  I found that despite having what I thought
> should be similar spec sails they were very different prices.  Once the
> sail maker adjusted the designs to match, the prices were within a few
> hundred dollars.  The local service, adjustments, corrections, and test
> sail all more than made up for the few hundred dollars difference in price.
>
> https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8pEh5lnvP1yTXFxb2RQVGJqb0E
>
> https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8pEh5lnvP1yakFDZERscXFTaUE
>
> Josh Muckley
> S/V Sea Hawk
> 1989 C&C 37+
> Solomons, MD
>
> On Oct 13, 2016 8:56 AM, "Dave S via CnC-List" <cnc-list@cnc-list.com>
> wrote:
>
> Just received the results from the fall check-up and the local sail
> loft has diagnosed Windstar's ('85 33-2) mainsail as "beyond
> expired".   Cue the Monty Python...
>
> The current main has two sets of reef points, (cringle at the leech
> and and ring-on-webbing-straps at the luff.)
> No telltales other than streamers off the leech.
> IIRC there may be a leech line.
> 4 partial battens battens.
> There are two cringles at the clew, one above the other, and what I
> believe is called a "shelf" of lighter weight cloth along the foot.  Have
> never used this out of ignorance, but perhaps I should.
> it has a rope foot, slides on the luff.
>
> I will have Rolly Tasker in Thailand quote, as well as UK sails here in
> Toronto.
>
>
> I value the 33-2's performance but most of my sailing is recreational
> sailing here on Lake Ontario.  Would like to distance race but not looking
> to be ultra-competitive at the top level.      Don't want to buy another
> Main for this boat in the next decade.
>
> Any thoughts or recommendations on a replacement, or comments on sail
> lofts?   Many thanks!
>
> Dave
> Windstar 33-2
>
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