The fact that Carol Hasse makes some of the best cruising sails in the world was just icing on the cake.
So we walked into her place back in August. After a bit of a tour, we agreed to get a quote. It wasn't cheap but, we could make the plan work and, with that, we put down our deposit. A personal visit by Carol a short while later for the measurement, some back and forth on when the sails would be made, and we had a schedule.
The plan was to have the sails (mainsail, staysail, and genoa) made in stages. This way we could pay cash for each sail. It was important to us to not buy our sails on credit. This worked out great.
So the main came due. Since the sail is a full batten main, it can't be folded up into a small package. It's in a fifteen foot long bag o'sail. This presented a problem. We have a small car. We call her Smarty.