While having a need to measure the rig is important on most other types of boats, even identical models built within months of each other, because of “customization/options”, not so with the Super Maramu. They are all virtually identical from the first one to the last. The sailmaker I mentioned previously has built many complete suits of sails for boats he has never seen based on experience and very accurate dimensions. Never a problem with these sails not fitting perfectly. Experience and security in numbers of units built is the big difference. I have no axe to grind. I promote Peter because he makes my customers happy and I like to see folks like him with enough work to keep him happily in business.
However, even with exact measurements, I would insist on ‘hands on’ with the sailmaker actually visiting the boat when using a loft without several successful sets of sails made.
Kent, do your spectra sails mildew when you don’t use the boat for a period of time? I had a set of Amel supplied spectra sails on one of my new Super Maramus and the sails would turn green in three weeks here in Florida humidity. It didn’t hurt anything but one woman who was a potential new boat client wrinkled up her nose and said they looked “icky” after seeing them during the sea trial!
All the best,
Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869 Cell: (954) 812-2485
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2013 2:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] New sails for supermaramu 2k
I would have a loft do the measurements unless you are going to be in a really distant place. That way if there's anything out of synch they won't be able to blame you. My sails are Dacron with Spectra and the main and mizzen have vertical battens who h give the furling sail a much better shape. I was told by the loft (Banks Sails in Kemah, TX) that they should last 10-15 years with normal use.
On Jan 12, 2013, at 10:59 AM, "alexgennai" agennai@...> wrote:
I have to replace my mainsail and jib so I'm asking you if someone could give me the right dimensions for main and jib and I 'd appreciate some suggestions concernig material and kind of cut .Now I am in martinica and I'm planning in spring to sail to USA.[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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