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Old 09-07-2015, 23:15   #1
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Local sailmakers in Alameda or Oakland (California)

I'd like to have my genoa evaluated and modified if it is in good enough shape. I haven't worked with any local sailmakers before, so I am looking for experiences, good and bad.
I've sewn dingy sails before, and minor repairs, but not on sails this big...
I guess any location in the southern part of the SF Bay area would be fine, too!
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Old 09-07-2015, 23:20   #2
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Re: Local sailmakers in Alameda or Oakland (California)

Leading Edge sails in San Mateo. Joe's done some sail repairs and made the sails on my current boat. Did a great job. The nearest to the South Bay you'll find I think.
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The times I've done business with the Quantum Sails loft in Point Richmond have all been positive experiences. You'll want to talk to Ben.
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Re: Local sailmakers in Alameda or Oakland (California)

Pineapple Sails in Oakland-

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Re: Local sailmakers in Alameda or Oakland (California)

tenchiki,

Y'all might consider picking up a Latitude 38. Lots of sail lofts advertise in it.

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Re: Local sailmakers in Alameda or Oakland (California)

I've had very positive sail repair experiences with Dominic of Marchal Sail makers in Alameda.
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Pineapple Sails in Alameda is a great loft. They make quality sails and will give you good advice. Kame and Sally care about sails and sailing and are not just in the business to sell you a new sail.
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Re: Local sailmakers in Alameda or Oakland (California)

Hogan Sails in Alameda: Same parking lot as Svensen's Yard. Steve McCarthy owns the loft. He is excellent. I have had him build a main, repair jibs and evaluate sails. He does a lot of cruising sails as well as racing. Pineapple Sails is a very good loft also maybe a little more $$$. Hmmm..... there are two Yankee Dolphins at Richmond Yacht Club.
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Re: Local sailmakers in Alameda or Oakland (California)

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I've had very positive sail repair experiences with Dominic of Marchal Sail makers in Alameda.
Me, too. Great guy, great prices, works on time!!!
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We had DeWitt sails, but James has since retired to sailing dinghys and artwork.
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Re: Local sailmakers in Alameda or Oakland (California)

Another vote for Pineapple. When I was shopping for a code 0 at the boat show I talked to all the sailmakers present, including Quantum and North. Kame was the only one who actually listened to what I said about my requirements and gave me a very competitive quote.
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I vote leading edge. Off the 101 exit 417. San Mateo. Why drive to Alameda? Alameda sucks.
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Why drive to Alameda? Alameda sucks.
Yeah, drive to the Peninsula. That hotbed of sailing and light traffic.
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