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Douglas and Jody Frye

Going to add a profurl this summer and need a new head sail, is Kern Ferguson still around? All you Super Yankee flyers, are you happy with it or is a 300 sf yankee a better all around head sail?

Regards
Doug
W32


Joshua Siegel

Last week I installed my new Mainsail/Staysail and Yankee from Kern Sails.. His Tele # is 946-645-7741. It can be a challenge tracking him down....it's worth the effort.

I borrowed a friends Super Yankee for a few weeks. The afternoon summer winds in San Francisco Bay (25-30 kts) are too much for the Super Yankee. I went with the Yankee....last week we had winds on the Bay hitting 40 kts and the Yankee needed to be reefed. Soooo I guess it depends on the predominant wind conditions you'll be sailing in.

Good Luck and Fair Winds.

Joshua
Sunquest
Hull #373
Brisbane, California and Portland, Oregon


Douglas and Jody Frye

Thanks for the reply Joshua, congrats of the new set of Kern sails. Your point is well taken, and could your be more specific about the Yankee you choose.

Regards
Doug
Olympia WA


Douglas and Jody Frye

Joshua, from your experience with the super yankee, I decided on a 300 sq ft yankee instead. Ordered from Kern. Thanks for the info.

Regards
Doug

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