Michele Stevens Sailloft Ltd.

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4th Generation Sailmaker
Makers of Mainsail for Famous Bluenose II

 


Testimonials

 

 

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“Good Morning Michele,
In response to your request I am happy to tell you that the Dutchman sail handling system has very nicely dealt with the one remaining obstacle to single handing my Cayenne 41. As you well know the Cayenne's mainsail is quite large with a luff of 52 ft. and a boom of 17 ft.

One simply must remember to loosen the Dutchman topping lift after the sail is raised and tighten it again before dropping the sail.

The only other issue for the Cayenne and any other boat that may have running backstays (and that would normally only mean a fractionally rigged racing boat), is that the leeward 'running back' now needs to be fully released with a reefed main, whereas this was previously unnecessary.

The ideal setup would be 'in the boom' furling/reefing but at ten times the cost it is difficult to justify the expense.

I would be happy to field any calls about this.

Many thanks for your attention to my sailing needs,

Ifan Williams

 

 

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“Michele and the helpful team at the sail loft were able to help us in a unique situation.

Having multiple boats stored in the yard with in mast furling systems howling in the wind disturbing our neighbours, she was able to come up with a speedy solution. Within a very short time frame we had the "flute stoppers" in our hands, they were exceptionally easy to install and very effective.”

Thank you,
Tyler Germani
Dundee Marine & Baddeck Marine

 

 

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sept08_1These pictures show the launch and maiden voyage of Eric & his sister Jen.

Eric gave his sister Jen this wonderful gift of a Shellback Dinghy made by Transom Boat Works and powered by a Michele Stevens Sailloft Sail.

 

 

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IMG_1431sJohn Stratton’s boat “Ebony”, a Py23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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django-070sGeorges Hebert of his beloved "Django" heading out the Bedford Basin with his new Michele Stevens mainsail

 

 

 

 

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swampscot“Hi Michele,
Thought you might like to see some photos of the dory with the fine sail you made for us.

Happy New Year!

C. Bryan
Ontario”

 

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Schoodic“Doing business with the Michele Stevens Sailloft has been a pleasant experience. We are completely satisfied with the sails, their appearance and the workmanship evident in their construction."

 

 

Schoodic, A Friendship Sloop

David & Nancy Schandall
Owners of ‘Schoodic’
31’x10’ x 5’5’ Gaff rigged Friendship Sloop

New Oceanus sails by Michele Stevens Sailloft Ltd. 2006
New Sunbrella sail covers by Michele Stevens Sailloft Ltd. 2006

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“Hi Michele
Thanks for taking time with me last Friday to look at my old "ugly" M35 main. and equally tired genoa.

I'm sure that you'll be able to do something to improve both sails and I'm looking forward to hearing your suggestions.

As an aside, never before has a sailmaker taken the time to study a sail with me and to patiently point out what needs to be done and explain why. Thank you for that. I have already been singing your praises with several of my boating friends here, and I'm sure you'll be getting more inquiries from this area.

All the best,
John Moir
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Michele Stevens Sailloft testimonialFrom: Derrick Burry
Sent: September 25, 2006
To: Michele Stevens Sailloft Ltd
Subject: Sprits’l

“Hello Michele:

Attached are a couple of pics of the boat I built this summer with the sail you made for me. I am totally satisfied with everything about the sail. It’s alot of fun getting the wind to move you around like it does. I wish I had started sailing earlier.

The pics are not great, but it gives you an idea of what exactly I built and how the sail sets on the boat. The boat is a typical Newfoundland fishing boat design used in days gone by.

I’ll send you some better shots when we get some better weather for picture taking.

Derrick Burry

p.s. my wife, Pam is in the bow and I’m on the tiller and our Brittany, Rudy, is also enjoying the ride.”

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“Michele, I have been using the new Main you made for me now for several weeks. I’ve been to PEI and participated in club races. The PEI trip had light winds and heavy winds with big seas. The boat handled all really well attributable to the new Main. Thanks for the great work and I hope to do business again down the road. Am recommending your business to anyone who is looking for a good sailmaker.

Enjoy the summer sailing season.

Terry Fewer”

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“Michele, Just a note to tell you how beautiful and effective the new mizzen is. The boat tracks better and there’s no more backwinding from the main. Congratulations and thanks for the fast, fast turnaround. We’re moving the big girl up to the Kingston / Ganaanoque area next summer, where we hope to get serious about crewed charters and day outings, so a lot of people will be seeing your handiwork. Again, thanks to you and your crew. The Stevens reputation lives on.

Jim Duff”

 

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Michele Stevens Sailloft Ltd.
1602 Second Peninsula Road
Box 507, Lunenburg, NS Canada B0J 2C0
902-634-9338 phone
902-634-8665 fax
mstevens@tallships.ca

 

4th Generation Sailmaker
Makers of Mainsail for Famous Bluenose II

 

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