Hyde or North sail

Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by laser171110, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. laser171110

    laser171110 New Member

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    Hi,
    im a 4.7 sailor that is moving into a radial and i have the option of a North or a Hyde sail. All i know is that the Hyde sails are more expense. could i please have some help.
     
  2. WestCoast

    WestCoast New Member

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    There are a bunch of threads regarding this question if you search the forum.

    I generally say, unless you're at the top of the racing heap, use the North as you get more experience, and put the money saved to regatta fees/gas to travel, etc.
     
  3. captainJack987

    captainJack987 New Member

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    Use my rule of thum if it's more sxpensive then it must be better!!
     
  4. dougreynolds10

    dougreynolds10 Member

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    Supposedly Hyde has sail cloth has more resin in it and its stiffer because of this. It is also a brighter white, and costs more thats what I've gathered from reading other threads the quality from both brands suck so have fun picking;)
     
  5. Scott B

    Scott B Member

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    Not always true....

    (I assume you mean "thumb")
     
  6. laser171110

    laser171110 New Member

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    so basically a Hyde sail will last longer and will be better for sailing?
     
  7. Ross B

    Ross B Guest

    buy a North and pocket the 100, it won't make a difference at the average level
     
  8. gouvernail

    gouvernail Active Member

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    All Laser sails are exactly equal!!!

    The class and the builders have strict production rules and nobody would ever let a sail out of the loft without makeing certain it is exaclty just like all the other Laser sails ever built.

    Note: The Centerboard and rudders being supplied with Australian boats are just like the blades coming with European and NA Boats too. There are no diferences in performance or durability period.
    Our class is one design and NOBODY would allow any new or different ptroducts into the Laser line of products.

    The difference in price between a Hyde and North sail is purely because Hyde sails are sold by people who found out stupid consumers would pay for something that costs more just to have a different logo.

    Rumor has it NIKE is considering distribution of a $2000 Laser sail called Lasair.
     
  9. Ross B

    Ross B Guest

    Word

    And the import prices get you on the Hyde.
     
  10. captainJack987

    captainJack987 New Member

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    There basiclly the same, but there are probably minor differences though. Both hyde and North factories can not produce a carbon copy sail. It's impossble but probaly not noticible.
     
  11. DK Sailor

    DK Sailor New Member

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    how much do you weigh i just want to know when i should get out of 4.7
     
  12. captainJack987

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    probably when you top 105. Thats just what I think I'm not exactly sure.
     
  13. ChalmersP

    ChalmersP Member

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    Im just about 140 and i have some trouble in the puffs of 10 - 15+

    I usually do 4.7's if its a windy regatta but i always practice in a radial!

    RADIALS RULE!!!!!
     
  14. TheBoathouse

    TheBoathouse New Member

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    For a 4.7 is doesn't matter....buy a North and save the $$...howver soon very very soon North Sails will be a thing of the past.....(mark my words)
     
  15. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    OK, I do mark your words. What do you know about what is happening in the world of Laser sails?
     
  16. Ross B

    Ross B Guest

    Don't tell me Quantum are the next big company!:mad:

    All about Ullman!
     
  17. captainJack987

    captainJack987 New Member

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    Can someone explain to me what this north thing is?
     
  18. TheBoathouse

    TheBoathouse New Member

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    All new Laser Race and Laser XDs are now coming with Hyde sails as standard, no more Norths. North started supplying Laser sails back in the early 90s when they were investors in the original SunfishLaser Inc. which is long gone. Since all Performance Sailcraft Europe boats come with Hyde sails the odds are that the shift will continue....
     
  19. DK Sailor

    DK Sailor New Member

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    Is it possible to just get a brand new hull ,no parts
     
  20. TheBoathouse

    TheBoathouse New Member

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    Your dealer may be willing to do this and keep all the parts as stock items and figure out a price for you...but a bare hull is not offered as a standard option.
     

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