Hot Sails vs North

Hot Sails vs North

Post by Kent Wotherspo » Sun, 17 Apr 1994 04:48:25


I'm looking for a 5.5m sail for my E-Rock.  Right now, I'm
considering either the North Spectro or the Hot Sails AWOL VL.
Does anyone have any comments regarding either of these sails?
I've seen the North sails, and they seem extremely well made.
However, my experience with Hot Sails is limited to what I've
seen in advertising and magazines.

Unfortunately, I must order through the mail so I can't really
compare the sails side by side (let alone sail them). The only
difference between them that I do know for sure is that the Hot
is much cheaper.

Any comments are appreciated.

P.S.  Any of you Canadian sailboarders know of any good deals
      through the mail?

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Kent Wotherspoon

Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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Hot Sails vs North

Post by Thomas M Kroeg » Thu, 21 Apr 1994 04:12:24

: I'm looking for a 5.5m sail for my E-Rock.  Right now, I'm
: considering either the North Spectro or the Hot Sails AWOL VL.
: Does anyone have any comments regarding either of these sails?
: I've seen the North sails, and they seem extremely well made.
: However, my experience with Hot Sails is limited to what I've
: seen in advertising and magazines.

: Unfortunately, I must order through the mail so I can't really
: compare the sails side by side (let alone sail them). The only
: difference between them that I do know for sure is that the Hot
: is much cheaper.

: Any comments are appreciated.

I've always been extremely satisfied with Hot Sails!  I swear by their
gridlock and put them through much abuse (through lack of skill) and
they hold up like champs.   The help I've gotten directly from the
people in Maui has also been excellent.  
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Hot Sails vs North

Post by kwinner on B » Tue, 26 Apr 1994 13:56:48

North makes great sails, but the Spectro is not their best effort.

K Winner

 
 
 

Hot Sails vs North

Post by Joel Gringort » Thu, 28 Apr 1994 09:14:16


: North makes great sails, but the Spectro is not their best effort.

I'd be interested in your opinion why.  I'm particularly enamored
with the ('93) Prisma and it seems to me that the Spectro is the
exact same sail with a tighter luff sleeve and one less camber
inducer.  They appear to use the same materials and the panels are
cut exactly the same.  I would expect that the Spectro then is a
slightly detuned version of the Prisma and easier to waterstart.

Or do you feel the same way about the Prisma as the Spectro?

thanks and regards,
-joel

 
 
 

Hot Sails vs North

Post by Joel Gringort » Thu, 28 Apr 1994 19:14:00

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: North makes great sails, but the Spectro is not their best effort.

I'd be interested in your opinion why.  I'm particularly enamored
with the ('93) Prisma and it seems to me that the Spectro is the
exact same sail with a tighter luff sleeve and one less camber
inducer.  They appear to use the same materials and the panels are
cut exactly the same.  I would expect that the Spectro then is a
slightly detuned version of the Prisma and easier to waterstart.

Or do you feel the same way about the Prisma as the Spectro?

thanks and regards,
-joel

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