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Any advice for NEW SAILS?

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Topic: Any advice for NEW SAILS?
Posted By: tpurkis
Subject: Any advice for NEW SAILS?
Date Posted: 09 Nov 07 at 7:56pm
I am looking for a new main and No3 for a benneteau 36.7 First. The boat is mainly used for club racing and a small amount of crusing.

1) Given that we want durability I was considering Pentex with either single sided or double sided tafata? Only Pentex and Kevlar would be in budget.
2) I have had a number of quotes from the following Quantum, North, Sob stad, Dolphin, UK sails, and Momentum in price order.
3) Sob stad gave a quote in Pentex using a fiber path / fiber led technology which seems to be more associated with Kevlar and carbon.

Any views would be welcome on material, sail maker, and fiber path. Many thanks


Posted By: TimC
Date Posted: 09 Nov 07 at 8:41pm
If you can't decide between lofts are any of them local to you? I'm a big fan
of Quantum but they are conveniently located at our marina!

Makes life loads easier for repairs and so on

J92s GBR 9224R "Upstart"

Posted By: tpurkis
Date Posted: 10 Nov 07 at 8:27am

The boats in Portsmouth so there are a few about. I've had a number of positive recommendations about Quantum now so seriously considering them. However, they have come out most expensive on price!

Posted By: Barty
Date Posted: 12 Nov 07 at 12:30pm
Purple have just re-opened their sail loft and are a North loft maybe worth asking them to quote

------------- - For Topper boats & spares in

Posted By: Pabs
Date Posted: 12 Nov 07 at 4:37pm
Or even Rooster?

Boatless and Clubless

Posted By: Adds
Date Posted: 12 Nov 07 at 4:54pm
On a 36 footer!?!

Cheers Dudes

Posted By: olly_love
Date Posted: 12 Nov 07 at 5:06pm
on the 40.7 i sail we have north kevlars they have survived a season but are looking a bit tired. we found that they were a bit too powerfull if there is such a thing. north kites are amazing tho. ours still look new

TWO FRANK-Hunter Impala

Posted By: Mark_Elvstrom
Date Posted: 22 Nov 07 at 9:43am

Hi Tom,

If you need further information about the quotation supplied by ourselves then please get in contact me: - or visit us at the Earls Court Boat Show

Mark Cockrill
Elvstrom Sobstad UK

Posted By: Rooster Sails
Date Posted: 03 Dec 07 at 12:54pm
Yes! Rooster does sails up to 50ft boats. Drop me an email if you want a quote!

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