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Old 10-06-2014, 21:34   #1
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Who's Your Favorite Sailmaker?

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Old 11-06-2014, 07:29   #2
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Who's Your Favorite Sailmaker?
It would be foolish to cite one example for me, as the molded, high-modulus "technical" sails I would get to race at the club or regional level would not be the sails I would have triple-stitched with Gortex and reinforced Dacron patches and reef points to go offshore.

I have yet to encounter a sailmaker who could cut both types both to a satisfactory standard and a reasonable price point. Porsche, to my knowledge, does not offer a tank.
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Re: Who's Your Favorite Sailmaker?

Schattauer.


Ferdinand Porsche built many a tank for the Nazis. The Elefant was originally named the Ferdinand.




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Who's Your Favorite Sailmaker?

He should have stuck with cars. His tank was a dismal failure, infantry ate it up

On edit , Krupp made a He k of a gun though


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He should have stuck with cars. His tank was a dismal failure, infantry ate it up


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Battle of Kursk, 320 T-34 knocked out by Panzerjager Abteilung 653, for a loss of 13 Ferdinand's. This was the most successful tank destroyer deployed during the war. It certainly had its flaws, but it was damned impressive too. Far from the only tank Porsche designed or built.


But this is too much thread drift. Back to things that matter, sails!
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Smyth Sails, Ft Walton Beach FL.

For performance multihulls, that is a no brainer.

For cruising multis and monohulls too, you may be surprised to know.

Get sails personally designed to the last detail by Randy, a circumnavigator who has won more world, national, and continental championships than anyone in history. To say nothing of the first multihull America's Cup, medalists in two olympics, and the first multihull sailor to win the Rolex Yachtsman of the Year award (the only one for a quarter of a century).

I think you will find the details of your sails a lot better thought out than a desk jockey at your typical sail maker.

For example, he invented the reefing system everyone uses -- reef lines to the end of the boom. He dominated with the first successful asy chutes and square top sails.

He has saved me and his other clients tremendous amounts of money by simplifying rigs and with flexible, reliable sail inventories. Probably a quarter of a million dollars on my boat currently in build.

Ok, so he is my brother. Full disclosure.
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We're cheap, and our sails don't get hard use, so we buy from the Sail Warehouse. Is that blasphemy?
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Smyth for the trimaran
North for the Beneteau
Ulman for the J-22

If a had a fourth sailboat I would probably have a fourth sailmaker
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We're cheap, and our sails don't get hard use, so we buy from the Sail Warehouse. Is that blasphemy?



No, but it does make your forum name make sense!
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No, but it does make your forum name make sense!
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Re: Who's Your Favorite Sailmaker?

Quantum delivered great quality.

Mack was cheaper, the quality very close, but slow.

Sailrite delivered a very nice, completed reaching chute for my Stiletto. Low stretch cloth and VERY fast.

All delivered details I didn't request.

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My only bad experiences have been with low-end OEM sails. I would never order a new boat without getting involved in the sail selection--it's too easy for them to cut corners there , since they don't "show" at the boat show.
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+1 Schattauer
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No, but it does make your forum name make sense!
Guess I should have seen that one coming.

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Guess I should have seen that one coming.

Tough room.



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