Hyde or North sail

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

  1. Zoophyte

    Zoophyte New Member

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  2. Rob B

    Rob B Active Member

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    Might as well pay the extra $1,000.00 and get everything along with the free dolly or boat cover, (whatever freebie is offered these days w/purchase of a new boat).
     
  3. Ross B

    Ross B Guest

    Seriously, thats a bit of a rip off, just go the extra grand.




    So if you think North will stop offering sails, and Hyde will be the main provider, will this lower the price of Hyde sails at all?
     
  4. dougreynolds10

    dougreynolds10 Member

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    Probably either stay the same or drive the price up due to the fact that there is no competition.
     
  5. radial181241

    radial181241 New Member

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    Since Vanguard is no more, there is no difference in cloth types. the only difference is north folds the sail poorly (over the window and occasionally a batten pocket). hyde folds them with longer creases and more carefully.
     
  6. laser171110

    laser171110 New Member

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    Here is australia you can get just a hull and i weigh 61 kgs
     
  7. GBR 134

    GBR 134 Member

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    Except of course that the Aussies now have epoxy foils that are reputedly the same density but harder wearing and much stiffer!
     
  8. laser167373

    laser167373 New Member

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    well vanguard just changed there name but you might want to buy a hyde if they last longer, because i have had mine since 2001 and its still crisp so maybe break the wallet but it can last longer depending what the conditions are, how you take care of it, etc.
     
  9. Vigolaser

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    Hi!

    I´m a laser sailor from Spain, in Europe. Now €/$ rate is in our side, I am thinking about buying a NORTH sail in APS website.

    ¿Are this sails "class legal" in europe?

    It sounds too easy to answer but I would like to have your opinions.

    Thanks.
     
  10. GBR 134

    GBR 134 Member

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    Yes - but watch for import TAX
     
  11. Vigolaser

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    Due to international trademark regulations they don´t sell otuside their market zone.:mad:
     
  12. GBR 134

    GBR 134 Member

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    I don't beleive there is a legal bar on intercontinental trade of sails just a Performance Sailcraft restriction. There are many ways around these and I know of numerous UK sailors who have beaten the 'ban'. One of the most common being to order online for a delivery to a friend or acquaintance in the States and them to post it on. I beleive that some have used this as a method for reducing the Import Tax duty as well though of cours I couldn't possibly comment!
     
  13. Vigolaser

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    Just came to the same solution as you GBR, I was mailing my friends in US.

    Thanks for your help.
     

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