Re: [Amel] Re: Amel Super Maramu sail dimensions / Standing rigging

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>

I replaced my sails about eighteen months ago with dacron ones via a Maltese sailmaker who had them made in Hong Kong and they are fine. The cost was half the price quoted by Gateff and included rapid manufacture,shipping and fitting by the local agent. I think Doyle sails are made in China but Gateff still seemed to be unaffected by this factor.
Regards, Anne and John, SM319

----- Original Message -----
From: Miles Bidwell
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Monday, December 05, 2011 4:16 PM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Amel Super Maramu sail dimensions / Standing rigging


Four years ago I bought a set of sail from Gateff Sails in Toulon, France
(Sails Gateff is now part of Doyle Sails). Gateff makes the sails as large
as is physically possible-significantly larger than the factory
specifications. He used Hydra Net material. After a transatlantic and
more, the sails look like new and the light air performance of the boat is
much improved and it tacks through a smaller angle. If anyone is
interested, when Doyle bought Sails Gateff, Doyle acquired the computer
programs that run the sail cutting machine so they should be able to
duplicate the size and shape of these sails.


Miles (sm216 Ladybug)

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