Wouldwork's V12 Finished 6th November 2016

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Re: Wouldwork's V12 Finished 6th November 2016

Post by Jeff » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:19 am

Wouldwork, all of our sail kits are made when ordered by a professional sail maker here in South Florida. They are quite fast in turning your order around and they make superior quality sails!! When you order, I will call them directly and get you a timeline for completion. Jeff



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Re: Wouldwork's V12 Finished 6th November 2016

Post by WouldWork » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:49 am

That's awesome!! Thanks Jeff.

Feel free to print a big 'Bateau.com' or similar on it, I'd be proud to advertise that.

I'll probably place the order next week. Our Aussie dollar is tracking poorly against yours at the moment, but I'll just bite the bullet and buy one. I'm quite anxious to get out on the water. :)

Thanks again

Cam.
Completed: CC14 Canoe and V12 sail boat.

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Re: Wouldwork's V12 Finished 6th November 2016

Post by Jeff » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:07 am

Wouldwork, I just spoke to our sail maker and he said he would need two weeks to make the V12 sail for you. They are a little busy right now!! Hope this helps, Jeff

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Re: Wouldwork's V12 Finished 6th November 2016

Post by Jaysen » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:34 am

I bought one of the sail kits from Bateau.com.I haven't opened mine all the way (just looked at a few edges and Mrs made me put it away). My marginal experience with sails was still able to see that it is better than you get from most of the places here that are making sails for cruisers. All the things I was told to look for were there, clean edges, straight stitch lines, reinforcement at stress points. I'll buy replacements and any new build sails from them with no hesitation.

I agree with wouldwork on the sail printing. Kind of like you see on the "big boys" sails. I'd be happy to add something to mine if there's a safe way for me to do that.

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Re: Wouldwork's V12 Finished 6th November 2016

Post by WouldWork » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:41 am

Thanks Jeff, 2 weeks is quite reasonable, no problems with that.

Jaysen thanks for the recommendation. You wouldn't expect these guys would use second rate anything so it's still nice to hear the quality is excellent.

It will be my Christmas present to myself.

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Completed: CC14 Canoe and V12 sail boat.

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Re: Wouldwork's V12 Finished 6th November 2016

Post by Jaysen » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:04 pm

I was just surprised at how much better this sail was constructed than some of the very new sails for 35+' boats I've been working on (earning spots on trips!). It's just a sail dinghy, right? It is one of the areas that I kind of thought would be a compromise but ... wrong again.

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Re: Wouldwork's V12 Finished 6th November 2016

Post by Jeff » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:27 pm

Guys, we use a professional sail maker for all of the sails we offer. The same folks that Jacques has used for years!! Thank you for the comments Jaysen!! Jeff

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Re: Wouldwork's V12 Finished 6th November 2016

Post by Jaysen » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:07 pm

Sorry if I seemed at all condescending about the sails. That was not my intent. I'm very happy that I didn't go cheap and try to make my own. I'll never consider that option (repairs are a different story though :)).

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Re: Wouldwork's V12 Finished 6th November 2016

Post by Jeff » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:17 pm

No, not at all Jaysen!! Jeff

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Re: Wouldwork's V12 Finished 6th November 2016

Post by WouldWork » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:30 am

Still not on the water, but I did get the decals on so now she officially has a name.

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The lake I intend sailing her in is currently at 38% but that is up from 31% at the start of the year. If the rain keeps up I'll be sailing in a few weeks.

Take care all,

Cam.
Completed: CC14 Canoe and V12 sail boat.

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