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Old 07-07-2011, 13:08   #76
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Re: Sails and Rigging Made in China

I stand corrected in a sad sort of way. Nice of the British to hand over something they never owned...
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hong kong(the brits had a lease)..macua(or is it still portuguise?)..and they think(china)taiwan will be next ( taiwan ,they want to claim independence) china says no way.As for America(USA)being broke maybe we are still doing everything we want to do, were just letting the rest of the world think otherwise for their( the rest of the worlds)benefit,as it seems to be a problem that we are the GREATEST country in the history of all man kind, successful,generous,and forgiving ...we might be a little slow but we come around eventually...and we will probably forgive those that say ugly things about us now for they no not what they are saying ...just remember the rest of the world is trying to be like us... not us like them. we wish china all the luck in the world in trying to be like us,but first they are going to have to drop the commie thing,then the price of sails will be the same everywhere...maybe DVC
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Lee Sails loft is in Shenzen, PRC.
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Please realize there is a difference between Hong Kong and mainland China. China's claim to Hong Kong is probably only recognized by the Chinese. That said. Many sails now are made in Hong Kong and generally are very good. As far as Chinese quality...I would say that all you need to do is by a few items from Walmart or Harbor Freight to conclude Chinas quality as a whole.
No offense Celestial, but you obviously do not live in, and have no knowledge of China or Hong Kong (part of China).
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No offense Celestial, but you obviously do not live in, and have no knowledge of China or Hong Kong (part of China).
Lets not get testy or judgmental here. The question was quality of the sails. I've had Lee, Hood and Pineapple. U.S. quality is better. Hood has (or had) their own looms and made their own cloth. As far as my knowing the Asian world, you have no idea of how many times I have been overseas...thankyou. I have on more than one occasion seen my employment get shipped over their...thankyou again.
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Re: Sails and Rigging Made in China

Yes, I did get a little high horseish... Sorry.

Fact is I work here and I see the quality of work. It's not for nothing that China owns 25% of all US sovereign debt, with Japan owning another 10%, the UK owning 7%, and Oild companies owning 5%.
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Again...This is a sailing forum. I was commenting on sail quality...not the economics of all the world. You want to buy Chinese sails?...all the power to you. Someone asked for input and I gave it.
Personally I sail to get a break from the bleak outlook of the world.
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Re: Sails and Rigging Made in China

Some people even use Chinese-made anchors these days! (Rocna)
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some of you may be interested in the price of these sails at,
www.china-sail-factory.com/stocksails.aspx
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... I would say that all you need to do is by a few items from Walmart or Harbor Freight to conclude Chinas quality as a whole.
As a ;-), yes, of course.

In general, however, it is good to avoid too general generalizations.

Sent from Asus Eee PC, made in China, off course.

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"Yes, Right!!!...But why is the rum gone"...(Capt. Jack Sparrow)
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As always, an education for all.

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Re: Sails and Rigging Made in China

Folks, I have removed a dozen off topic posts. The subject of the thread is Sails and Rigging made in China. I suppose that should also include Hong Kong since we gave it to them back in 1997. Of historical note the UK owned Hong Kong Island and rented the New Territories on a lease of 99 years up to 1997.

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Re: Sails and Rigging Made in China

I bought a new headsail from a local well know sailmaker here in Annapolis. I got quotes for a china made sail but decided to keep my money local. Three years later it is falling apart. The uv cover failed. The thread used failed and was clearly not uv thread. I will entertain a chineese sail next time.

My dodger and bimini was made by a local artisan 10 years ago and every stich is still in place so I know it can be done.
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I bought a new headsail from a local well know sailmaker here in Annapolis. I got quotes for a china made sail but decided to keep my money local. Three years later it is falling apart. The uv cover failed. The thread used failed and was clearly not uv thread. I will entertain a chineese sail next time.

My dodger and bimini was made by a local artisan 10 years ago and every stich is still in place so I know it can be done.
I would be pissed if that happened to me. Did you try taking it back? I'm wondering if like everything else, if the thread they used came from over there. During this down-turn, shops are cutting corners they shouldn't be.
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