Hi tom davidson
, & welcome!
I surely do hope that you get things worked out okay with your order. As I'd Hate for you to lose that kind of coin.
On the subject of ordering/taking recipt of new sails
. Since thay are a high dollar item, which (hopefully) we'll have for a long time, I have a a request please.
When you're giving feedback on these seails, could you please include as much key data as possible. So that follow on buyers have a better idea of what you purchased, sail wise, & what kind of service
& loads that it'll see.
Specifically, such data as;
- Sail Dimentions
- Boat's Rig Dimensions
- Cloth Weight
- Cloth Type
- Sail Finish Type, if Applicable
- Mounting/Attachment Hardware
- Cut Type, & Layout Pattern of the Sail's Panels
- Boat Size, & Type (plus Righting Moment, if you know it)
- Sail's usable Wind
Range, as Specified by Sail Maker
- Stitching Quality, & Number of Rows of Stitching
- Ditto the above, Regarding Handwork
- Attention to Detail on Key Features, like; Tacks, Clews, Reef Pointts, Batten Pockets, etc.
- Other key features that the sail had, or didn't, of note.
For instance; # of Reefs
, Special Leech Cord Setups, # of Battens & Design of Batten Pockets, etc. (Meaning; Integral, Glue On, Seperate Stitch on Type, or Other)
Life of the sail/How it's aging (gracefully, or otherwise)
- Evaluation of Customer Service
of the Loft
- Warranty. And quality of Warranty Service
, if Needed
- Time spent by Sailmaker
, Fitting/Testing out Sail on Your Vessel (if applicable).
- Anything else Of Note, which I've Forgotten
I ask the above as, If one does a search, with the topic being along the lines of folks buying sails
. Many/most of the key questions & features (above) can be dug up... if, one uses a Lot
It's just that it takes a while in order to assemble that kind of information, if
in fact you can, even with PM's to the sail purchasers in question, with such queries.
And each loft has differing levels of, & styles of, fitting out... for each type of sail; main, light genoa
genny, heavy canvas
, kites, etc. With, of course, the "Devil" (quality of the resulting sails), being in the details. -->
Ergo my (abridged) checklist, above.
As, believe me, a quality loft will/can give you a list of choices & decisions to make about your next main or jib
, which is literally, 2+ pages long (single spaced). And it definitely PAYS to work with such people.
For they're of the sort who come down to your boat & measure EVERYTHING. And then once the sails are made, they bring them down to your boat, to test fit them with you. And likely even go for a sail too, camera
in hand. In order to see that they're up to snuff, & or if then still need a bit of TLC, or a small nip & tuck.
- All of which adds up to Quality sails, which Last, & hold their shape for far, far longer.
So... the more details which you can give us about your new canvas
(or Mylar), the better. Ditto on any thumbs up, & or, dirt on the loft.
Also, if you could be kind enough to give us an abridged version of your sailing history
, in your eval, so that we know how "calibrated & discerning" your eyeball is too, that would be Real helpful.