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Old February 26th 04, 09:16 PM
Dimitri Rotow
 
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Mack Sails in Stuart Florida is an excellent sailmaker. They do quality

work
in Florida and stand behind their product. I found their prices

competative
with the offshore stuff and I got better quality and service. For what it
is worth. For those who have the Kmart mentality, I recommend getting

some
Martha Stuart sheets ...hot glew them together....and bitch about the poor
service


Hmmm... well, I'll check into Mack Sails and see how they do. Thanks for
the lead!

As far as the "Kmart mentality" there is nothing wrong with a desire to get
value for your money, especially if you are trying to keep your family on
the water despite the costs of doing so even in a very modest way. In any
business where there's a paradigm shift happening (either as a result of
shifting technology or new business methods or new production sources) it's
quite often the case that you don't get the best value for your money just
by paying more.

I've been around boats for over 45 years and I can guarantee you that when
it comes to labor-intensive work there is no hard and fast correlation
between the price you pay for something and the service you get. There's no
end of guys who will charge you 20 hours of time to do a hack job that a
more competant craftsman could have done better in 8 to 10 hours. Anyone
who has dealt with the marine trades knows exactly what I mean. The
correlation seems to be not with price but with integrity and competance and
that has to do more with the man inside than the prices on the outside. It
always pays to ask around who's got the integrity and the skills.

By the way, I'm not on some rant against using the local talent. We've got
some really good local sailmakers and they provide a great service with lots
of personal attention and build a product that is absolutely second to none.
But, you know how it goes, not everybody can afford to fly first class and
those of us counting our pennies still want to get the best deal for the
money! I guess it's more the Costco mentality than Kmart. :-)

Regards to all,

Dimitri



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Old February 27th 04, 02:04 AM
Albert P. Belle Isle
 
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http://shop.sailboatowners.com/sails...28680377423212

On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 15:14:43 -0800, "Dimitri Rotow"
wrote:

Can anyone recommend a good online sailmaker? I need a new jib and have
gone into sticker shock from some quotes I've seen (haven't bought sails for
a looong time...).

I wondered if I could get a good quality product at a good price by mail
order or online ordering. I'm in the US but I hear there are some great
deals from international sailmakers who ship to the US. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for any tips!

Dimitri



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Old February 27th 04, 02:04 AM
Albert P. Belle Isle
 
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Default Anyone know a good online sailmaker?


http://shop.sailboatowners.com/sails...28680377423212

On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 15:14:43 -0800, "Dimitri Rotow"
wrote:

Can anyone recommend a good online sailmaker? I need a new jib and have
gone into sticker shock from some quotes I've seen (haven't bought sails for
a looong time...).

I wondered if I could get a good quality product at a good price by mail
order or online ordering. I'm in the US but I hear there are some great
deals from international sailmakers who ship to the US. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for any tips!

Dimitri



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Old March 2nd 04, 01:40 AM
Rosalie B.
 
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"Dimitri Rotow" wrote:


I got a good deal on a new full batten mainsail from a sail broker.

Bacon Sails http://www.baconsails.com/

They specialize in used sails but also have some new sails on consignment
from some sail lofts.


After searching the web I ran across three sailmakers in Hong Kong:

Lee Sails (http://www3.leesails.com/) ... I've heard of them as an OEM
supplier.

Hong Kong Sailmakers (http://www.hksailmakers.com/) ... a really
comprehensive site.

Sails East (http://www.sailseast.com/)

Anybody have experience dealing with the above?

Dimitri

Someone in our group quoted the following:

Over the course of four months I sent out 10 sets of basic specs and
received quotes from Calvert, Mack, Atlantic Sailtraders and
Supersailmakers in the US and Lee and Hong Kong overseas. The quotes
ranged from $7.5K to $10.5K. Sails ordered direct from overseas firms
are subject to about $1K in shipping, duty, and customs agent fees and
may require finishing full batten construction in the US. After
including all costs for equal sails the least expensive overseas sails
from Hong Kong were only about $1.2K less than Supersailmakers with a
slow season and commercial discount.



grandma Rosalie
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Rosalie B.
 
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"Dimitri Rotow" wrote:


I got a good deal on a new full batten mainsail from a sail broker.

Bacon Sails http://www.baconsails.com/

They specialize in used sails but also have some new sails on consignment
from some sail lofts.


After searching the web I ran across three sailmakers in Hong Kong:

Lee Sails (http://www3.leesails.com/) ... I've heard of them as an OEM
supplier.

Hong Kong Sailmakers (http://www.hksailmakers.com/) ... a really
comprehensive site.

Sails East (http://www.sailseast.com/)

Anybody have experience dealing with the above?

Dimitri

Someone in our group quoted the following:

Over the course of four months I sent out 10 sets of basic specs and
received quotes from Calvert, Mack, Atlantic Sailtraders and
Supersailmakers in the US and Lee and Hong Kong overseas. The quotes
ranged from $7.5K to $10.5K. Sails ordered direct from overseas firms
are subject to about $1K in shipping, duty, and customs agent fees and
may require finishing full batten construction in the US. After
including all costs for equal sails the least expensive overseas sails
from Hong Kong were only about $1.2K less than Supersailmakers with a
slow season and commercial discount.



grandma Rosalie


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Old March 2nd 04, 01:05 PM
 
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I got a full batten main (including batten cars and battens) and a 130
genoa for a 40' Hunter from Lee sails delivered to Costa Rica
(September 2002) for a little under $3,400. The shipping (included in
the $3,400) was around $400. Lee prices customs charges in delivery
costs, although Costa Rica hit me up for additional charges, probably
not a problem in USA. The boat was delivered (sailed) from Costa
Rica to Guam via Hawaii, Majuro and Pohnepi with these sails last year
and the sails are still doing just fine. I recently priced a new 110%
genoa (the 130 is too much out here) for $1400 delivered ups.







On Tue, 02 Mar 2004 00:40:45 GMT, Rosalie B.
wrote:

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"Dimitri Rotow" wrote:


I got a good deal on a new full batten mainsail from a sail broker.

Bacon Sails http://www.baconsails.com/

They specialize in used sails but also have some new sails on consignment
from some sail lofts.


After searching the web I ran across three sailmakers in Hong Kong:

Lee Sails (http://www3.leesails.com/) ... I've heard of them as an OEM
supplier.

Hong Kong Sailmakers (http://www.hksailmakers.com/) ... a really
comprehensive site.

Sails East (http://www.sailseast.com/)

Anybody have experience dealing with the above?

Dimitri

Someone in our group quoted the following:

Over the course of four months I sent out 10 sets of basic specs and
received quotes from Calvert, Mack, Atlantic Sailtraders and
Supersailmakers in the US and Lee and Hong Kong overseas. The quotes
ranged from $7.5K to $10.5K. Sails ordered direct from overseas firms
are subject to about $1K in shipping, duty, and customs agent fees and
may require finishing full batten construction in the US. After
including all costs for equal sails the least expensive overseas sails
from Hong Kong were only about $1.2K less than Supersailmakers with a
slow season and commercial discount.



grandma Rosalie


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Old March 2nd 04, 01:05 PM
 
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Default Anyone know a good online sailmaker?

I got a full batten main (including batten cars and battens) and a 130
genoa for a 40' Hunter from Lee sails delivered to Costa Rica
(September 2002) for a little under $3,400. The shipping (included in
the $3,400) was around $400. Lee prices customs charges in delivery
costs, although Costa Rica hit me up for additional charges, probably
not a problem in USA. The boat was delivered (sailed) from Costa
Rica to Guam via Hawaii, Majuro and Pohnepi with these sails last year
and the sails are still doing just fine. I recently priced a new 110%
genoa (the 130 is too much out here) for $1400 delivered ups.







On Tue, 02 Mar 2004 00:40:45 GMT, Rosalie B.
wrote:

x-no-archive:yes


"Dimitri Rotow" wrote:


I got a good deal on a new full batten mainsail from a sail broker.

Bacon Sails http://www.baconsails.com/

They specialize in used sails but also have some new sails on consignment
from some sail lofts.


After searching the web I ran across three sailmakers in Hong Kong:

Lee Sails (http://www3.leesails.com/) ... I've heard of them as an OEM
supplier.

Hong Kong Sailmakers (http://www.hksailmakers.com/) ... a really
comprehensive site.

Sails East (http://www.sailseast.com/)

Anybody have experience dealing with the above?

Dimitri

Someone in our group quoted the following:

Over the course of four months I sent out 10 sets of basic specs and
received quotes from Calvert, Mack, Atlantic Sailtraders and
Supersailmakers in the US and Lee and Hong Kong overseas. The quotes
ranged from $7.5K to $10.5K. Sails ordered direct from overseas firms
are subject to about $1K in shipping, duty, and customs agent fees and
may require finishing full batten construction in the US. After
including all costs for equal sails the least expensive overseas sails
from Hong Kong were only about $1.2K less than Supersailmakers with a
slow season and commercial discount.



grandma Rosalie


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I recommended you to visit fareastsails.com; this is one of the best online sailmaker. They provide simple measurement form so as to give best performance and custom fit sail for the boat. Check it out!


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