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Old 2nd March 2008, 08:22 AM   #1
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Default Oh no!!! Simmer Paint their Sails

I was going to buy some Simmer Sails when I noticed that they are now painting their SC2008 race sails ... just like the dodgy Severne Sails covered in cheap paint.

Ok .. I admit that it is not quite as much paint as the dodgy Severne sails but it is the principle that bugs me.

http://www.simmerstyle.eu/

Oh no .. so it looks like I will stick with Sailworks I think for now.
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Old 12th March 2008, 11:35 PM   #2
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Old 12th March 2008, 11:56 PM   #3
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I don't see any problem with colored sails, and neither do most other people I know. If it's any indicator, Hot Sails Maui has had a huge success with the colorful Superfreak. Customers can even come up with their own custom color scheme. If there is any performance or durability issue with colored sails as opposed to just clear mylar, I would like to know about it.
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Old 13th March 2008, 04:51 AM   #4
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It is not the colour that is the problem. It is the crappy layer of paint sprayed over the monofilm that looks cheap & tacky.
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Old 14th March 2008, 09:30 PM   #5
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Default Severne painting sails

I love the Severne SSR & Code Red sails but couldn't agree more about the stupidity of spraying the sail. Most everything else serves a purpose, the paint just looks shite and obscures visibility, how daft is that???
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Old 15th March 2008, 09:49 PM   #6
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Exactly ... if it actually looked good, it wouldn't be so ridiculous ... but it just looks crappy & cheap.

Why do they spray the paint with some sort of fading effect? Is that meant to visualize some sort of speed or something? What does that faded effect mean?
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