Originally Posted by lifeofreilly57
I'm currently getting quotes to have a new mainsail
made and will be pulling the trigger as soon as I'm satisfied with the quotes and construction proposals I get. I'd like to get it on board by this summer if possible.
Any opinions on sailmakers and construction techniques?
What has your experience been with the sails
Here are a few sailmakers who are CF posters: Totem, kestrel, and something or other calvert, can't dredge it up, sorry. A lot depends on both the boat and the use, and when we order sails, we usually have a long chat with the sailmaker
about the fabrics before we buy. It takes time to learn, and getting multiple opinions is useful. However, beware of good sailsmen, you really don't want a big name loft to talk you into something you don't want. It is your needs that are more important, not what is convenient for them to sell you. And of course, the bottomlessness of your purse.