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#31 Sabre

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 12:19 PM

Most important. A guy at Great Barrier had his new furling jib delivered recently, exactly to his dimensions. Sadly not including space for the roller-furler. By the time he gets it re-cut by a local it's going to look awful and cost more than the local product.

Yes definitely the risk you take buying offshore. If my main needed altering I would have very sheepishly had to ask someone local to fix it. In saying that if you follow the very very detailed instructions from the crowd I got mine from then you will get what you want.

Admittedly, at the price point I was buying at it didn't carry a lot of financial risk so was well worth a punt. Paying 2.5 times more to buy local for what I am doing was never going to be justified. If I was racing or planning on keeping the yacht super long term I probably would have gone local. Horses for courses
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#32 chariot

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 02:31 PM

Bought a new furling headsail a while ago from evolution sails. Used their cruising laminate. Good price and a good sail. Went for the laminate for the fact it will hold it's shape a lot longer the dacron. Have had it for about 5 years now and still great.


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#33 harrytom

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 05:42 PM

How many of you realise that your sails,regardles of brand,are actually made overseas and just finished in nz with their logo on
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#34 madyottie

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 08:07 PM

How many of you realise that your sails,regardles of brand,are actually made overseas and just finished in nz with their logo on


Certainly that is the case with moat of the big brand lofts.

I would doubt that Windward, giddens etc. would have offshore affiliate's.

I'm with km, rather have sails built by someone I know and trust. Sadly a lot of the people in that category are getting out, retirement beckons.
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Posted 01 December 2017 - 10:15 PM

SailIQ. Great sails.Loft in Takapuna.


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#36 harrytom

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 03:45 AM

Certainly that is the case with moat of the big brand lofts.

I would doubt that Windward, giddens etc. would have offshore affiliate's.

I'm with km, rather have sails built by someone I know and trust. Sadly a lot of the people in that category are getting out, retirement beckons.

I had B&g in botany make mine,well he did the measurements and sent away to his rep at hydes.asking why he didnt make directly and pointed out 2 days works doinf luff tack leach reinforcing at $?when its still same amount of work for hydes but a less $$
looking at getting an off the shelf kite for peterson 25 from hydes usa,cost + air frieght $1,200
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#37 ScottNZ

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 06:25 AM

Andrew at SailIQ made us a New Genoa this year. Black Aramid, hand made in NZ...
Very happy with the sail. Great service.
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#38 marinheiro

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 10:55 PM

I have also heard people recommending Nautilus Sails in Glenfield


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#39 Myjane

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 08:42 PM

Just had my jib changed to fit a furler ,we t to Dennis Conway in mainly , great job , priced well below what I thought , sail fits well and sets better than it did on Hanks , so going to get him to make me a new working jib next year , give him a try
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#40 lateral

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 09:59 PM

Mainly? WTF is that?..... Dave Giddens old shop?

 

Bought a main (smaller foot) & #2 off Doyles.  Sets good for me,  after the

saggy arse/ tit models that came with boat.

Very helpful throughout.

 

An my RR main is the best, bless him.

Exit 10k.

 

Looking forward to flying the sym spin this summer. First time....

hope it doesn't explode. Better than it sitting in its bag moldering

from no use.


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