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Discussion in 'The Cherubini Hunters' started by lingerfeltja, Nov 9, 2017. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. jwing

    jwing

    Joined Jun 5, 2014
    292 posts, 72 likes
    ODay Mariner
    US Guntersville
    Precision is not a USA company. They are a Canadian outfit that brokers sails made in Asia. After the factory has sewn enough sails for a shipment, they send them all at once to a USA distribution point, where there are uncrated, then put into domestic delivery services.

    I bought a new main for Myrl from them. Since it was my first new sail and I knew so little, I bought their least expensive line, with a few optional features. I'm happy with the quality, but what do I know? Wilson got new sails from Precision this year and her owners are happy with them and will recommend Precision if asked.

    I have two recommendations: 1) If you choose to buy from Precision, order now for use next spring. Disregard any lead time estimate; they don't control when the sails gets built or shipped. Myrl's sail was late; Wilson's were timely. 2) If you are into tweaking the sail shape, get the loose-footed mainsail. If you do that, then consider the clew attachment. I had Precision put a slug on the clew, but it does not work well. See this thread: https://forums.sailboatowners.com/index.php?threads/attaching-the-main-to-boom.188012/
     


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  2. jviss

    jviss

    Joined Feb 5, 2004
    2,117 posts, 142 likes
    Tartan 3800
    US Westborough Westport, MA
    My understanding of FX, for the 'custom made' sails, is that they are US made, utilizing spare capacity in US lofts, in Ohio and Florida. Mine was US made.
     


  3. Ward H

    Ward H

    Joined Nov 7, 2011
    1,482 posts, 94 likes
    Oday 25
    US Barnegat, NJ
    +1 for Hyde Sails Direct. Great service and impressive build quality.
     


  4. DayDreamer41

    DayDreamer41

    Joined Oct 29, 2016
    556 posts, 177 likes
    Hunter 41 DS
    Un Michigan Port Huron
    This is a great analogy and one that fits perfectly
     


  5. CloudDiver

    CloudDiver

    Joined Sep 8, 2014
    2,406 posts, 294 likes
    Catalina 22 Swing Keel
    US San Diego San Diego


  6. Warren Milberg

    Warren Milberg

    Joined Dec 1, 1999
    2,309 posts, 67 likes
    Hunter 28.5
    US Chesapeake Bay
    Whatever route you take in replacing sails, measure twice, buy once....
    While stock sailplans may work adequately on a number of boats, you can never go wrong in measuring your boat's dimensions prior to ordering any type of sail.
     


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  7. yoms1984

    yoms1984

    Joined Apr 27, 2015
    4 posts, 0 likes
    Hunter 37 Cutter
    US Perth Amboy
    I'm buying new sails for my 37C. 110 Jib and main about 4500. Not a bad price for a new SOFT engine.
     


  8. lingerfeltja

    lingerfeltja

    Joined Jun 4, 2004
    13 posts, 0 likes
    Hunter 37 Cutter
    US Holland, Michigan
    Yoms1984 - From whom did you order your new sails? Thank you.
    Jim
     



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