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

  1. jwing


    Joined Jun 5, 2014
    399 posts, 150 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:

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  2. jviss


    Joined Feb 5, 2004
    2,583 posts, 253 likes
    Tartan 3800
    US 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
    1,757 posts, 174 likes
    Catalina 30 Mk II
    US Barnegat, NJ
    +1 for Hyde Sails Direct. Great service and impressive build quality.

  4. DayDreamer41


    Joined Oct 29, 2016
    814 posts, 334 likes
    Hunter 41 DS
    Un Port Huron
    This is a great analogy and one that fits perfectly

  5. CloudDiver


    Joined Sep 8, 2014
    2,525 posts, 405 likes
    Catalina 22 Swing Keel
    US San Diego

  6. Warren Milberg

    Warren Milberg

    Joined Dec 1, 1999
    2,334 posts, 76 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


    Joined Apr 27, 2015
    5 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


    Joined Jun 4, 2004
    46 posts, 7 likes
    Hunter 37 Cutter
    US St. Joseph, Michigan
    Yoms1984 - From whom did you order your new sails? Thank you.