Pacific Sails - Anyone Using them?

Pacific Sails - Anyone Using them?

Post by Anonymou » Mon, 30 Apr 2001 06:23:02


I've noticed that the lowest priced sails in the latest "House"
catalog are the 'Pacific" brand.

If you've used "Pacific" sales, I'd like to know how you rate them.
The "WS" mag ratings really don't give me a good sense of how these
sails perform or hold up.

Thanks

Mike Childs
Myrtle Beach

see ya on The Beach :)

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Pacific Sails - Anyone Using them?

Post by Kent » Mon, 30 Apr 2001 08:20:02

I had a 6.0 Pacific about 5 years ago.  I would not rank it very highly.  I
understand they have been getting much better in recent years, but I have
not tried them again.

One thing you can do is use The House's trade up guarantee.  If you buy from
them and don't like it, they will allow you to return a sail for full credit
toward a more expensive sail.

Good Luck
KentB


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> I've noticed that the lowest priced sails in the latest "House"
> catalog are the 'Pacific" brand.

> If you've used "Pacific" sales, I'd like to know how you rate them.
> The "WS" mag ratings really don't give me a good sense of how these
> sails perform or hold up.

> Thanks

> Mike Childs
> Myrtle Beach

> see ya on The Beach :)

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Pacific Sails - Anyone Using them?

Post by Phil » Mon, 30 Apr 2001 22:14:30

I also had one several years ago and "I got what I paid for."  I'm sure the
newer ones are much better, but they're brought to market with a particular
purpose:  affordable alternative to expensive sails.  Of course, they are
not comparable to NP, Gaastra, etc., but they get people on the water to
blast and have fun who otherwise may not have tried the sport.  I applaud
The House for taking this approach and their honesty in how they market both
the sails and the customer service to go along with them.

Phil


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> I've noticed that the lowest priced sails in the latest "House"
> catalog are the 'Pacific" brand.

> If you've used "Pacific" sales, I'd like to know how you rate them.
> The "WS" mag ratings really don't give me a good sense of how these
> sails perform or hold up.

> Thanks

> Mike Childs
> Myrtle Beach

> see ya on The Beach :)

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Pacific Sails - Anyone Using them?

Post by James O'Conno » Mon, 30 Apr 2001 23:55:26

I don't know much about the new 2001 sails.  I heard that this year they
would be made at the Gastra loft, but that hasn't been confirmed yet.

I have two Pacific v-max sails 1999 ( North Loft) model sails in a 8.2
and a 6.7.  They get me out on the water in those specific conditions.
They twist a little bit but I get easily overpowered with these sails.
I feel they have a limited range.  I've sailed the 8.2 100 times and
needed a new top cap, batten***(cheap/junk), and pushed a batten
through toward the mast.  I must say most people have an 7.5 and are
surprised how much I sail with it and my techno 283.

They seem to go on sale in late August and the price makes them
attractive, but you will never win a race with these sales in my
opinion.

Recreational use******
Serious sailor*

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> I've noticed that the lowest priced sails in the latest "House"
> catalog are the 'Pacific" brand.

> If you've used "Pacific" sales, I'd like to know how you rate them.
> The "WS" mag ratings really don't give me a good sense of how these
> sails perform or hold up.

> Thanks

> Mike Childs
> Myrtle Beach

> see ya on The Beach :)

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