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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:59 am 
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Matt,

We don't have a local Hobie dealer here in Va Beach, so I went through our local Murray's dealer to get a new sail for my 14. I wanted a "Misty" pattern and I asked if they could put a special number on the sail (my birthday, 52368). The response was that they had to make a sail since they didn't have any on the shelf and adding my own number would make it a custom sail, which would add $200 to the price! They also said it would take 3 weeks. It doesn't make sense that if they have to make one anyway-- what is the big deal with requesting a number??

I just want a new sail to show off to those Iowa boys!!

Dan


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You should stick with what works. 420.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:05 pm 
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Order from an authorized dealer. Backyard Boats in Alexandria whould be a good choice.

The cost for sail numbers is a $50 handling fee to a dealer. With reasonable markup... it wouldn't be $200. I suspect that since Murrays can not purchase sails from us, they get through a dealer and then sell to another "dealer" that there is some additional adding-on going on here. They may also just assume that the special numbers are making it a special order sail price, but custom sails are only $136.00 more than standard on the price list.

We put numbers on each sail, so non are "on the shelf" ready for custom numbers. We have to build them.

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xanderwess wrote:
You should stick with what works. 420.


Yarrrr!

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Well, that explains a lot--Thanks. I'll put an order in shortly, but I may get mey other 'Spicoli' sail back. Chris missed that one at the last NAs--would have gone well with the 420 theme....


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420's...lol...I hate them, biggest dog of a boat (even if they are only 3 months old). Dan, did you ever rig a spin on one of your 14's? I've been thinking about doing it for some amazing off the wind performance....a new mainsail would help but they are EXPENSIVE!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:28 pm 
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Sam,

the 420 thing has nothing to do with the boat--it is a special number, so to say.

I didn't get spinnakers on a 14, but I did get a Hooter sail. I also got a new square top main from whirlwind sails and they are very reasonable. They are super nice in big wind, but not as good as the dacron in the light stuff.

I have a complete Hooter set-up that I am selling if you want to convert your boat--I'm talking pole, hardly sail, lines, furler and all other hardware. Everything has low hours on it, I think the sail was used maybe 10 times. $800 is a great price for all that stuff.

Dan


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