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PeterV
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New Sail

Post by PeterV » Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:25 pm

What's the forum's view of sailmakers? I need to get a jib made for the Swift, is Morgan sails the place to go as R&J sails don't seem to be responding to enquiries any more.
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Re: New Sail

Post by Rupert » Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:51 pm

I like Ian Morgan's sails, but no idea if there are catamaran sail specialists out there who would cut it better through experience?
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Re: New Sail

Post by Spiderman » Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:36 pm

Dolphin sails made a lot of Cat sails for the Minnis Bay Condor fleet when I was a member there. They always looked pretty decent and reasonably priced as far as I remember, but that was a while ago. If they are still going it may be worth enquiring anyway?
Really impressed with the fantastic job you have made of the Swift by the way and I look forward to seeing it on the water.
By the way I would suggest that the larger of the two jibs that you acquired with the boat probably came from a 470 looking at the outline and panel layout. The majority of 470 sails seem to be Norths so it may have been a cast off from an ex Olympic boat at some stage.

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Re: New Sail

Post by Ed » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:01 pm

Sorry to hear about RJ sails...


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Re: New Sail

Post by roger » Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:14 am

Try Sam Woolner at Exe Sails.
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Re: New Sail

Post by chris » Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:09 pm

R&J sails moved a year or two ago. Have you got an out of date contact? They did some good work for me a while ago.

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Re: New Sail

Post by PeterV » Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:41 pm

Chris, they still have a sign at Clevedon but I tried contacting them on their web address with no response. Two quotes so far and Morgan sails are ahead.
I've also been looking on eBay but I haven't seen a sail that comes close yet.
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Re: New Sail

Post by sam mason » Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:06 pm

Sail register. I've never had a bad one yet and he is well priced
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