Kenomac, I just realized that I never followed up.
We went with Mack after talking to them at the Miami boat show
in 2010. First, we replaced all our standing rigging
and our main traveler. Then we replaced our main and mizzens with 10.62 oz HA full-battened large-roached sails
, our working jib
with a 9.77 oz HA miter-cut 115% high-clew genoa, and our staysail with a 10.62 oz HA staysail, and a 1.5 oz asymmetrical cruising chute with ATN sock.
The full battens and added sail area from the extra roach on the main/mizzen and the 115% genoa really help in low winds - we typically sail at half the apparent wind
speed while broad reaching and running. And the boom-less, self-tacking staysail with a clewboard works wonders upwind.
The sails are triple-stiched, and have UHMW strips on the batten pocket ends to slip by our backstays
when tacking (we have twin backstays
on the main). Everything is high quality - the sails have stood up well the last 5 years, including two in the Bahamas
. The possible exception in quality was the MackPack sailcovers; they could have used some extra reinforcements on the jackline grommets - I need to reinforce those.
Travis Blain and Colin Mack were great to work with - they split the order over a year's timeframe to help with our budget
. They also took an undersized, almost new Forespar whisker pole someone gave us in trade
for a new, correctly sized one, and made recommendations on rerouting all the sheets
. Highly recommended!