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Update on sails

rothwell_neil 9:27am, 4 December 2007
I wanted a new main for Emily and obtained quotes from a few places for a main. Spec cross cut Bainbridge Ocean dacron with standard batterns, two reef points and usual leech line, cunningham and tell tails
The two best on price were Crusader and Hong Kong Sails. The prices were £402 from Hong Kong and £456 from Crusader.

Crusader also replied by next day with a full information pack and an obvious knowledge of Achilles sails as they know the dimensions.

Hong Kong sails replied by e-mail within a week but took 6 weeks to issue a formal quote by which time I had ordered a sail from Crusader. They do have a price promise that they will undercut any UK quote by 20% so that would make them £365 which is good. However glad I stuck with the UK and support people who obviously know the Achilles. Guess the proof will be in the sailing but service so far has been excellent.
busy home [deleted] 11 years ago
Check out our previous disscussion. Chille has fully battened main and tri radial jib from Crusaider exelent service Paul has supplied many Achilles sails to the racers in falmouth and races a Splinter himself Similar to Achilles. Hes a man you can chat to and knows his business,
A sailmaker has opened a new business less than a mile from here
between were I live and my shed! Very handy He seem s a very nice man!!
We found it best to phone Paul with queries he dosent check his E mails when his secretary is not around!!!
Skykomish E29 11 years ago
see topic Autumn Sail quotes, which I dragged up for you Neil.
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