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In Topic: Gill warranty claim

04 November 2015 - 06:47 PM

I have returned both bibs and a jacket, at different times and for different reasons, and both were replaced with the new version promptly and without question.  On the bibs, the thread holding one of the straps came undone on way to the start of Pacific Cup, so I sewed them back up with sail thread.  Even with my frankenstein-esq sewing, no questions asked, new OS1 bibs showed up in the mail..  On the jacket, this was very minor but annoying, the velcro meant to hold the collar shut quit working.  I thought it was a stretch to get a new jacket out of that, thinking maybe they would replace the velcro.  However, a new OS1 jacket came a couple of weeks later.  In both cases these items were 4-6 years old and I couldn't be happier with their service.


Here is the their warranty statement:



All Gill products come with the "Gill Guarantee". This means that you can trust a Gill product to perform whenever you need it to. The "Gill Guarantee" covers against all defects in material and workmanship which means that if, after inspection, the product is found to be defective (other than fair wear & tear) we will repair or replace it at our discretion, free of charge.


Normal wear and tear will not be warranted. Neglect and mishandling of zippers will not be warranted.

In Topic: The Opposite of Quitting

28 September 2015 - 10:10 PM

Yeah, and the story is from 2012, so it makes me wonder why I can't find more about it.



A Google search on his name and "Cornwall" returned a few links, here's one from the BBC with far less detail (and artistic license?).  http://www.bbc.com/n...rnwall-18404584

In Topic: Which Used Mid-30's J/?

24 September 2015 - 05:08 PM

We went through this exercise and settled on the 105 for the one-design aspect and for cost of ownership (time and money) being lower than many other boats.  We have been quite happy with our decision and would make the same decision again.  We prefer one-design but have been able to sail to our PHRF rating (except against Melges 24s) and have success ocean racing as well.  The headroom, when cruising, is partially dealt with the large hatch coupled with the dodger.  

In Topic: Personable seattle-area broker?

18 August 2015 - 05:27 AM

I think Alex W is right in that the value of what you are looking at might be too low for most brokers. That said, Bob Ross has been personable, even years after the sale, and I'm sure is very well equipped to address all of those questions. Good luck.


In Topic: View New Content button not working?

14 August 2015 - 10:02 PM

Well, I'll be damned.  It works now.  Didn't clear cache (same issue on ipad, Windows 8 desktop, Windows 10 desktop, and iPhone).  Must have been something with my account.