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Peak "the Generator" headsail

Postby Orkia » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:45 am

Does anyone have any experience with "the generator" from Peak Sails? It is a Genniker. A nylon Genoa.

Right now I have a 90% jib. I am wondering how it will work for a second headsail for light wind.
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Re: Peak "the Generator" headsail

Postby Cougar » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:44 am

I've been searching for exactly the same thing for a couple of months. There's very little info around, but the scarce comments are fairly positive. And it's not expensive!
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Re: Peak "the Generator" headsail

Postby dlandersson » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:52 am

Some mixed comments about Peak Sails.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/peak-sails-nor ... ica-mclean

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f12 ... 74347.html

Orkia wrote:Does anyone have any experience with "the generator" from Peak Sails? It is a Genniker. A nylon Genoa.

Right now I have a 90% jib. I am wondering how it will work for a second headsail for light wind.
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Re: Peak "the Generator" headsail

Postby Starscream » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:26 am

Based on previous discussions on this board and elsewhere, I will be spending my sail replacement dollars either with BWYachts or Hyde. Both companies contribute to this forum, and are important resources for our boats. Peak has nothing positive going for them other than price. You get what you pay for.
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Re: Peak "the Generator" headsail

Postby dlandersson » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:19 pm

:wink:

Starscream wrote:Based on previous discussions on this board and elsewhere, I will be spending my sail replacement dollars either with BWYachts or Hyde. Both companies contribute to this forum, and are important resources for our boats. Peak has nothing positive going for them other than price. You get what you pay for.
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Re: Peak "the Generator" headsail

Postby 1st Sail » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:36 pm

Stick with BWY and/or Hyde. Both are very invested with their products and go the distance with your selection. FYI if you call or email either of them and they are slow to respond (normally not the case) it is because they truly care about their customers. If they didn't get back to you right away it is because they are take their time providing excellent service to the individual that called or emailed them just before you did. Remember sailing season is their Holiday season. BWY (Todd, Cheryl, Ezra) & Hyde (Judy) know sails for the Mac better than anyone! BWY knows the Mac product line and are always willing to help.
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Re: Peak "the Generator" headsail

Postby bobflshmn » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:49 pm

Another plug for BWY and Hyde. I have purchased several sails from BWY including standard jib, 150 genoa, and main for 26 D and X. No issues what so ever.
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Re: Peak "the Generator" headsail

Postby Cougar » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:30 pm

It's all fine that everybody's so happy about their supplier. But the truth of the matter is that the "Generator" is a rather unique concept. No other sailmaker has anything similar in the catalog, and definitely not for the price.
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Re: Peak "the Generator" headsail

Postby Curwen » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:23 pm

Seconding BWY...

Currently have sail slides being added to my sail at BWY.

So far the process has been painless. They verified my sail is not blown out, relaxed my bolt rope and are adding slides.

Sail should be done this week and back to me next week.
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