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  1. Fareast Sails

    OK received my sail today: so my design and delivery schedule was: 2-1-18 got basic quote,- first contact 2-14-18 deposit placed for sail order 3-16-18 sail design finalized, may have been slow because New Year's holiday 4-23-18 sail delivered Sail looks to be of good quality and finished off nicely. So far so good, will fly in it in a few days that is when we will really see. I take some photos of it flying. The sail is Code 0 sail from contender laminate cloth made for a 30' ULDB (460 sq. feet). Final delivered sail was about $1,000 cheaper than big name lofts. No one visited my boat and no one gave me much sail design advice. I was generally responsible for the making sure the design was appropriate and fit was right. They made what I told them to make. Payment and communication was prompt and efficient.
  2. Fareast Sails

    Sail is in production now. I had to check measurements closely and in end I decided on the final luff length. Interaction was very prompt and I got see the actual sail design as well. they say about 3 to 4 weeks for production we will see.
  3. Fareast Sails

    I am in the process of purchasing a laminate code zero for my 30 footer from Fareast sails now. First time for me. So far I have had quick responses to questions as well as measurement issues. Only issue so far is that I ordered right around the new year celebrations so I think it is taking longer than it usually does to nail down the final design due to employee vacations etc. Once I get the sail I will post again. So far reasonably satisfied but i think you need to be more attentive to details and sail design. They make what you tell them, so you are more responsible for the cut and fit. The price was definitely right.
  4. Pelagic Autopilot Systems

    Be patient. Brain has a solid reputation here in the bay area. There must be a reason for no communication.
  5. Cleaning sail track

    http://www.jasperandbailey.com/canvas/track.html maybe these
  6. Contender CDX Cruise Laminate Owners

    My jib has been sitting on my furler for 14 months now and no problems with mildew yet. Seems to be holding up quite well, even through last years very wet winter here in Northern California.
  7. Bowsprit Retro-fit (in-hull)

    try these guys yet? http://trogear.com/
  8. Hyde Sails cruising spinnaker

    what is your luff length on that? I have one that has 37.5 luff (580 sq. ft.) for my 29 and yours looks to be bit smaller. I do fly mine from a bowsprit which extends 30 inches from the head stay.
  9. Doyle Cable less Code Zero

    my understanding is that you do not need a luff cable and furling is from the bottom up like genoa. They have aligned carbon fiber panels at the luff so that the load is taken by the sail and not a cable. It must roll around these panels. I am in the market for a Code 0 and wondered if anybody outside the Doyle organization has used these new sails.
  10. Doyle Cable less Code Zero

    A huge jump in sail/asymmetric technology or just another marketing gimmick? Lower loads, easier handling would be nice. Is it $$$ though? http://www.doylesails.com/news/2017/09/doyle-introduces-cable-less-code-zeros.html
  11. Harken Reflex Top Down Furler Anyone using one?

    Most code zeros furl from the bottom up therefore it not necessary to have a kickass torque line that transmit spin effectively without winding up. I have the reflex and I agree with Overbored, the pin ring does need to be fixed because it does jam. If you go with a code zero, the selden bottom up will work. But if you want top down for an asym spinnaker then the harken is clearly better. The harken is nice because you can change it from top down to bottom up furling with a swap-able part that lives on the individual sail. So the top down swivels stay with the asyms and bottom up swivels stay with the Code zero and you just clip in the respective sails to the same bottom furling drum. Yes I furled asym in 15 knots key to making sure it goes smoothly is to turn down wind to blanket the sail with the main then start spinning that drum like crazy keeping some pressure on the sheets as it rolls up. It roll up very tight at the top so if you try and unfurl in lighter winds sometimes it needs a little goosing or back spinning the furling drum to get it to unfurl completely in light air. I have yet to get a furl on my asym that I would leave hoisted for very long, to much flapping. Code zeros do tend to roll tighter.
  12. Sheet bag design

    OK so I went to the Home depot last night and picked up a few of these for about $7. Seem to work and hold well. Keeps things somewhat organized I think they should work pretty well. Lets hope they hold better than the suction cups.
  13. Does anybody know what all this smoke could do to sails. create stains? There are small piles of ash accumulating in the nooks and crannies of my boat (Richmond, ca). I want to sail this weekend but beside air quality for breathing, could it impact my sails? Since this is going to be happening for the next 4 or five days should I remove the sails from the boat ( less than 1 year old)?. Wash or blow the boat clean?
  14. I will second the use of the Harken reflex system . I use it on a Trogear sprit off of an Olson 29 in SF bay. I single hand probably 80% of the time. Works pretty much as advertised no problems but I have not been able to get my Asymmetric to roll so tight that I would leave it hoisted for any length of time. I usually rig up at the dock then drop and store ready for use. It is very easy to hoist, fly, and stow; no problems having a newby use it as well, pretty basic. Been seriously thinking about adding a code zero.
  15. Camanche Documentary - June 29

    https://www.greatbigstory.com/stories/across-the-ocean-in-a-work-week-shattering-the-transatlantic-sailing-record