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New mainsail
« on: April 07, 2014, 02:25:25 PM »

Phil Shimmin
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Registered: 11-2010
   
Posted on Sunday, December 05, 2010 - 12:16 am:      
Has anyone with a high peak gaff rig had a new mainsail made recently? I would welcome any feedback,re the maker and the performance of the sail, also the costs.There do seem to be a lot of makers on line, but maybe not for the smaller vessel.

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Re: New mainsail
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 02:25:44 PM »

George Billington
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Registered: 12-2009
   
Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2010 - 08:25 pm:      
Hi Phil, I've not had a sail made for this boat, but if it's any use to you, a Sailmaker I've used for over 25 years, made me a suit of sails, to pattern, for a previous boat. The Jib included hanks and the main had two sets of reefing cringles. His total cost was less than the cost of a main from some of the larger makers. Can't say what it performed like, as I'd nothing to compare against. He's based on the Wirral, but would do mail order. If you want to follow it up, give me contact details.

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Re: New mainsail
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014, 02:25:59 PM »

Phil Shimmin
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Posted on Monday, December 13, 2010 - 02:13 pm:      
Thanks George, philshimmin@aol.com