Hey all, we were at the Seattle Boat Show
a couple weeks ago and Christy happened to stop by some sailmaker
booths to get quotes on new sails
. We were going to flog ours for a couple more years because we didn't really want to throw down $10K+ for a new suit of sails
However, we got two really great quotes from UK Halsey and Neil Pryde lofts here locally that are making us think we need to buy sails before sailmakers go get a bailout of their own. Both lofts are both close enough to each other in price
that we'd just as soon evaluate the quotes on merit and reputation. Both quotes were for for heavy Dacron cruising sails with UV protection and foam luff shape control. The fabric
weights were about the same.
Our intention with these sails is to cruise
. We want a high degree of reliability
and longevity. We are not squeeking out 1/10th's of a knot
out of our boat. We don't want to be slow, but we'd also rather not buy new sails for another 10 years.
Can anyone compare and contrast these two lofts? We've asked around the docks and find that someone has experience with one of these lofts and it usually seems to be good experience. But we haven't been able to gather enough info to pull the trigger on one vs. the other.