Wow!! A mail order for a 42 footer. That is very brave. We are designing/purchasing a sail for our. 44 footer and need eyeball contact with the loft for all the details and there are many. The big name lofts will build offshore
and finish locally. In one of those cases we needed an emergency
callout from the loft for a modification not caught by the offshore
assembler. Even our race sails
which are to be built to one design rules, can't screw that up right, have required personal contact. Offshore lofts do good work and use all the same cloths, it's the details that will get you.
Measure twice, cut once and have it on the lofts nickel. A 500 sf headsail is nothing to guess about.
A lot of good lofts in the Seattle/Vancouver area.
FWIW, and you paid nothing.
Sent from my HTC6500LVW using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app