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Old 23-11-2012, 00:39   #1
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New Sails - Turkey

Does anyone have experience with either of these lofts:
---UK Sails, Maramris, Turkey
---Q Sails, Izmir, Turkey

We are looking a hydranet radial and wanted to know if there are any comments on these lofts and/or hydranet radial.

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Old 29-11-2012, 08:15   #2
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Re: New Sails - Turkey

Yes, with both of them : Q Sails to solve some problems on our Selden boom (?) and UK Sails to order a new gib (front sail)... Both of them are professionals, the only thing is to be there when they come to see what to do, and again when they deliver new products or do some maintenance. For our sail I still wonder why there is not the logo of UK Sails on it, I am not sure it was made in UK Sails factory, maybe it was a more "artisanal" way of making it ! Bur it works ans 3 years later I am still satisfied of the quality/price for it...
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Yes, with both of them : Q Sails to solve some problems on our Selden boom (?) and UK Sails to order a new gib (front sail)... Both of them are professionals, the only thing is to be there when they come to see what to do, and again when they deliver new products or do some maintenance. For our sail I still wonder why there is not the logo of UK Sails on it, I am not sure it was made in UK Sails factory, maybe it was a more "artisanal" way of making it ! Bur it works ans 3 years later I am still satisfied of the quality/price for it...
Thanks for the information.

I have ordered 3 new sails made from Hydranet from QSails in Izmir, Turkey. I met with Tahsin Oge, the QSail owner, twice...once on our boat and once at his loft in Izmir. He has been in the sail manufacturing for about 25 years. I was very impressed with his knowledge, his staff and his facility and equipment. QSail website is QSAIL,Furlex,Selden,Gennaker ,Spinnaker, Code Zero, Sailmakers. QSails is also a Selden, Nirvana and Furlex distributor for Turkey and the international manufacturer of Hood Sails.

Thanks again for your information.

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Re: New Sails - Turkey

Thanks Bill.

Make sure you let us know if they turn out. I will probably be in Turkey next year.
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Hi Bill,

I ended up going with UK Sails in Marmaris. I've also used their rigger for new standing rigging. Pretty impressed with the loft. Bought cruise laminate sails.
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Re: New Sails - Turkey

Hi guys I am probably looking at a new set of sails and standing rigging for my Belize 43.
I will be in Turkey next summer so am thankful of the discussion going on here. Does anyone have any ballpark costs for sails and rigging from these lofts in Turkey / Marmaris?
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Re: New Sails - Turkey

Wayne, the qsails link Bill has in his quote leads to a quick quote option. It only takes a few minutes to fill out the form.

Bill, thanks for the info on sailmakers in Turkey. Do you have a suggestion for sail repairs in the Ionian's? My jib is starting to show some serious thread wear.
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As a rough guide, a 39 m2 Yankee from CXT, furling pad, triradial cut was 2300 euro, plus another 200 for offshore finishing.

Our new main, 12 Rutgerson cars, 5 full length battens, 3 reefs, same cut and fabric, 3000 euro. Also 39 m2.

We had a winter discount of 15%. We also got new lazy bag and used their rigging service, which led to a bit more discounting. In Turkey, you can bargain hard in wintertime.
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