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New Sails - Sailmaker Referrals

John and Ida MacHaffie

I am a new member of the forum. Looking to buy a W32 which needs new sails.
Any recommendations per sailmakers and set.
I understand there is a weather helm problem that can be corrected by the mainsail cut.
Plan to voyage long distance to the South Pacific.



Dave Kall

Kern knows the boat better than any other sailmakers.kernsails@netzero.net but he's not really response (in the past) to emails to best to call 949 642 5155. Hope that number is still correct. If memory serves me correct he'll list his cell from there.

Bud Taplin

Kern rarely answers his shop phone. Better to call him on his cell phone 949-903-5376.

I agree Kern knows the boats overall better than anyone.
The firm of Gambrell and Hunter Sailmakers in Maine worked on my boat for over twenty years. Even though the sails are 20 years old, they set beautifully. They are building new ones for me now.
Good luck.

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