I have been following this thread of-and-on for a while and want to add my comments.
It is good to see that the company has improved there reputation. My experience with
them a few years back when their first adds appeared in some of the USA magazines was
not so positive.
I ordered a 5.3 speed sail, which is still has a great shape and together with my
Mistral Screamer is quite a fast combination. BUT the components and workmanship are
"unter aller Sau". Translated the rough equivalent would be "they suck".
For comparison, I have a 4.6 Simmer, single camber sail which is about 6 or 7 years
old, and it's components and workmanship are WAY better than the Gun Sail I have.
Seeing all these positive comments about the company make me at least curious about
them again, BUT they sure lost my respect really quickly after my original purchase.
Furthermore, I would never buy any equipment again without seeing it! I might not
have purchased those sails had I seen them in the store at the time.
Plus one should always support ones local businesses anyway, at least in my opinion.
Happy sailing! :-)
Analog Devices, Inc. - NW Labs Beaverton,OR, USA