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Old Mar 24, 2015, 11:31 PM
DF65/No Excuses, Just Sailing!
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Could someone who's ordered from fastballs give me an idea how long it took to fulfill the order? I order a set of sails for my DF65 on Feb 24th and they haven't shown up yet.

Thanks,
Hugh
i have, it is usually 4-6 weeks, email Neil and ask him ...

and I assume you are talking about Fast Sails... not Fast balls
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Old Mar 25, 2015, 03:29 PM
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FAST Sails for Fastballs lol

My FAST Sails took approx. 3 weeks. (around 2 weeks build time, 1 week shipping by Canada Post). I'm in the same province as the builder (Kelowna to Vancouver, within BC, Canada). Depending on where you are, it would be about 4-6 weeks total.

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i have, it is usually 4-6 weeks, email Neil and ask him ...

and I assume you are talking about Fast Sails... not Fast balls
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Old Mar 25, 2015, 05:56 PM
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i have, it is usually 4-6 weeks, email Neil and ask him ...



and I assume you are talking about Fast Sails... not Fast balls






Thanks, autocorrect got me.



I tried the email form a few times but didn't get a response. I'll just relax for a couple more weeks now that I know this isn't unusual.
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Old Mar 25, 2015, 06:00 PM
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Best to go to the Facebook site for a quicker response

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Thanks, autocorrect got me.



I tried the email form a few times but didn't get a response. I'll just relax for a couple more weeks now that I know this isn't unusual.
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Best to go to the Facebook site for a quicker response
Neil builds great sails! But lack communication skills! I waited 6 weeks for my set!
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Old Yesterday, 09:53 AM
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Unless every DF One Design owner placed orders, 6 weeks seems a bit extreme - considering the sails for the one-design version are flat cut (no seams) and size is established by manufacturer. Thus a cut from a pre-made template, luff tape, head, clew and tack reinforcements, and a set of plastic battens should not take that long (in my personal opinion).

Of course, it is up to the owner/buyer to consider ..................
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Unless every DF One Design owner placed orders, 6 weeks seems a bit extreme - considering the sails for the one-design version are flat cut (no seams) and size is established by manufacturer. Thus a cut from a pre-made template, luff tape, head, clew and tack reinforcements, and a set of plastic battens should not take that long (in my personal opinion).

Of course, it is up to the owner/buyer to consider ..................
As you say every sail maker is different. But then again we dont know what his back log is etc.

Plus these days many guys are doing RC business on the side and dont have full time to commit to their venture, Not everyone has the luxury of being retired and doing an RC business full time!

All I know is Ive used them, I like them, and they are a VERY reasonable price
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Chuck - I understand your points and like everything else, doing one or two is different than doing a dozen or so - but when one "advertises" the buying consumer tends to have expectations. As a builder for myself, I could care less how long it takes, but someone placing an order would (and should) get a reasonable expectation of wait.

I have a complete sail set that I built for my Force 2-60 in which I have approximately 2-1/2 hours time devoted. While I still have to do the corner grommets and mast attachment points, I am guessing about 45 minutes to 1 hour for completion. The sail graphics are all done by hand (and which took up the majority of the time) but you can bet that if I were advertising, my business plan would include a point of noting wait times that could be updated depending on backlog - and complexity of the graphics. It's kind of like a business (Grrrrrr) that says "Contact Us" and has an email address but no one reads or responds. Reading about supplier issues in a forum doesn't help the supplier's business - or a new buyer. Just sayin' !
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We built a standard DF A rig from Mylar in a couple of hours last week.
Not too hard once you have made a few and have the gear.

Maybe the six week delay is caused by having a life other than sailmaking ;-) I know if it were me, I would be too busy sailing to be making sails to sell....
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It took 8 weeks for mine to arrive and that was after some encouraging emails were sent. The class symbols were marked on the wrong side of the sails, but otherwise they set well and are sensitive to adjustment. Don't know if I'd buy again.
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Unless every DF One Design owner placed orders, 6 weeks seems a bit extreme - considering the sails for the one-design version are flat cut (no seams) and size is established by manufacturer. Thus a cut from a pre-made template, luff tape, head, clew and tack reinforcements, and a set of plastic battens should not take that long (in my personal opinion).

Of course, it is up to the owner/buyer to consider ..................
Need a DF first dude !
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Do I know you ---- ?

What exactly is the point you are trying to make with your post?
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