{Stus-List} New sail ??? too short in luff length

Gavin Peters gpeters at deepsky.com
Fri Jun 19 14:08:59 EDT 2009


Yeah, don't settle for anything that isn't _better_ for you than a new
sail.  You can always just insist they do the new sail, after all...

- Gavin

On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 01:33:14PM -0400, Eric Haberfellner wrote:
> Rod,
> New sail!
> cnc-list at cnc-list.com writes:
> >??I had a new 135 Dacron genny built over the winter by a national sailmaker.
> >I cruise only ??? no racing. The sail consultant measured the boat and sent i
> >n the measurement for the sail to be made. I received the sail over the winte
> >r but just installed it late last weekend (boat was very late getting in the 
> >water). It was too short in the luff length by 15 inches (approx 41 foot luff
> >measurement). After finally being able to contact the consultant and explain 
> >the problem, he discovered that the wrong number was entered into the compute
> >r during the sail manufacture. 
> >
> >So now how to proceed? I paid for a custom build sail but that is not what I 
> >got. What would it take to correct this mistake? 
> >
> >- I know I could add a pendent(s) to the present sail but this is not what I 
> >think I want to do.
> >
> >- Is a completely newly built sail with the correct measurements the only way
> >to get what I paid for?
> >
> >- Can the present sail be ???corrected??? to almost ???like-it-was-supposed-t
> >o-be??? by adding cloth to foot, the head, or both? What would it take?
> >
> >I'm meeting with the consultant on my boat Monday afternoon to discuss my opt
> >ions. What option(s) should I insist on?
> >
> >Rod
> >
> >C&C 33-1 1976
> >
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