Your best bet is to call Mack Sails
Talk to Travis and tell 'em what you desire....
He will give you HONEST, and LEARNED advice and counsel, whether or not you buy a sail from them (which I suspect you WILL do), you will learn a lot, and learn why Mack Sails
has such a long-time, loyal customer base....(I myself, have been doing business with for many, many years....as has my brother, and my parents did business with Colin and Travis' Dad, back when he ran "Mack-Shaw Sails" in the 1970s...)
Colin Mack and Travis Blane (the brothers who own and operate Mack Sails), grew up sailing/cruising the Bahamas
, etc. and working on boats....and they both learned sailmaking and rigging
, both on-the-job, and professional training/school, etc....
They are both sailors and sailmakers (and riggers)....they are NOT sails salesmen (like just about every other guy you speak to / e-mail with, who is trying to sell you a sail, rather "the Macks" are REAL sailmakers!!!
They design, and build, their own sails....right there in their loft in Florida
Oh, and they use the highest quality (US manufactuered) Challenge Marblehead Dacron Cloth, etc...
Originally Posted by estop
North Sails would not even give me a call back after going to there office 4 times. How hard can it be to make sails for a stock Westsail 32 ?
FYI, my only connection with Mack Sails is as a happy, longtime customer....
Have a look, give 'em a call, and you'll also be a happy, longtime customer of theirs!!
Mack Sails Sailmakers for mainsails, headsails, genoas, spinnakers, lazy jacks
Mack Sails - Main, genoa, jib, spinnakers
Read these pages.....and you'll learn a LOT....and then give 'em a call, and you'll end up being both an educated sailor and a happy Mack Sails customer!!
Oh, and there are other discussions that speak to the superior sails and customer service
, of Mack Sails.....and many comments on the rather poor service
(and mediocre sail construction) given by some of the other sailmakers / lofts....
Have a look see....and you'll learn even more...
North Sails: Your Opinion, Please . . .
Mack or Doyle ?
Good Old Boat - I've got the new sail blues article
Which Are the Best High-Production Sail Lofts ?
North's Nordac Radian sailcloth?
s/v Annie Laurie
Keep us posted on your results....and you may also find the above links useful....
Originally Posted by jeepbluetj
Thanks for all the info. I ended up with a Rolly Tasker because the general consensus was they were quality, and it was an amazing price
(was an in-stock sail, didn't have to come from Thailand)