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Last update: 16 Apr 2024


Maintenance Marquises Autona

2023-05-01 01:22:32 UTC

Island: Hiva 'Oa

Maintenance Marquises

4-2023 we had our mainsail repaired where it ripped from leech to luff in two separate areas below both the first and second reefing points along the seam. We also had our Gennaker repaired, a small repair. Both were done by the sail loft at Maintenance marquises, Hiva Oa. That was almost a year ago and repairs have held so far. We did have to be very specific about what we wanted and how we wanted it done. We also had to point out a few things that were not done before we left and the sail maker completed those. It's was pretty good value and they have a proper loft and machine. The attitude of everyone there was very nice.

3-2023 I recommend MMS in Hava Oa. We had a ripped off Genoa sheet eye (consequence of a storm) and we got a perfekt repair. You may need time, as the sailmaker there is very busy (the burdon of a good reputation)

8-2020 SV Avatar The guy who does the sewing at Maintenance Marquises boat yard name is Tino. It is one of their many services. He allowed us to help with by cutting & pulling the old stitching & he was very fair on his sewing time charged.

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