holt vs north sail

Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by pleon5045, Sep 15, 2002.

  1. pleon5045

    pleon5045 New Member

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    hi-
    im trying to convince my parents that i need a new racing sail (radial) and when looking at sail prices online, i realized that there are two different sails, w/ different prices. is the holt sail better than the north sail? or am i just paying more b/c its from the UK? if its better, than how does that fit the one-design criteria?
    thanks
    kendall
    175045
     
  2. laser158689

    laser158689 New Member

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    If this is a Radial sail, the difference, if any, will be negligible. Go with the cheaper (North) sail.

    If this is for the standard rig, considering a Hyde makes sense depending on the price premium and your sailing level.

    In most cases, save the money for something else.
     
  3. 49208

    49208 Tentmaker

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    Curious as to why you think the Hyde is a better sail for the full size rig.
     
  4. macwas16

    macwas16 New Member

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    ummm...k

    yeah really. north sails is the far more experienced sailmakers so i'd go with them evn if they cost more.
     
  5. 49208

    49208 Tentmaker

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    Re: ummm...k

    [quote:867397d1ca="macwas16"]yeah really. north sails is the far more experienced sailmakers so i'd go with them evn if they cost more.[/quote:867397d1ca]

    Not sure that makes a difference in the Laser sails either. The class has tight controls on the cloth specs, the patterns are the same no matter who is making the sail, it then comes down to the person sticking the sail together, presumably both Hyde and North are using well trained employees to assemble.
     
  6. Laser Racer

    Laser Racer New Member

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    I have always heard that Hyde makes a better sail. No idea why though. But it seems to me that they do feel diffrent to the touch.

    Duncan
     
  7. drLaser

    drLaser Guest

    How about just going to
    http://www.laser.org/archives/
    then selecting "Search the Laser E-mail Archive", and entering "Hyde" in the text field and doing a SEARCH?

    I bet you can find some really good stuff!

    PS. Can the Site Admin please correct the topic of this thread?

    Regards,

    Shevy Gunter
     

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