Doyle Lofts: Huntington Station, NY
DOYLE Long Island
We make it easy for you to enjoy your boat
1345 New York Ave.
Huntington Station, NY 11746
T (631) 673-5055
F (631) 673-6736
Doyle Sailmakers Take on James Brennan as Head Rigger
James has been in the marine industry since 2002 mainly working in rigging, fiberglass repair and painting. In 2006, he started Brennan Marine where he developed a reputation for delivering high quality boat work, on time and to budget. James is an avid sailor and owns a number of boats including a J/24. He brings with him many happy customers and a great deal of hands-on experience. If you are having any issues with your rigging please give us a call. We are your source for:
- Mainsail Handling Systems
- Mast Track Systems
- Reefing Systems
- Roller Furling Units
- Deck Hardware
- Retrofit Bowsprits
- Servicing Existing Equipment
- Problem Solving
Let us setup your boat with a retrofit bowsprit!
J/44 Class Chooses Doyle Sailmakers Long Island to Supply 15 New Class Mainsails
After an exhaustive evaluation process the J/44 Class has chosen Doyle Sailmakers Long Island as their supplier for 15 new class mainsails.
In 2007, the class began looking into replacing their Dacron mainsails. They were looking for exceptionally strong, durable sails that would provide better performance than the Dacron sails they had been using. Not to our surprise, they found that woven Dacron sails could not hold a performance shape for these powerful 45' sloops. After evaluating the design, materials, construction techniques and follow up service from all the top sailmakers they concluded that FiberLay Technora/ Kevlar sails best met their needs. This is a big feather in our cap here and we thank the J/44 Class for their business and confidence.
This sizable investment speaks to the strength of the J/44 Class, which was established in the early 90's. The J/44 was designed by Rod Johnstone (who I'll be sailing with at the PalmaVela Regatta in April) and introduced in 1989. In that year she won The New York Yacht Club Queen's Cup and Cowes Week on the way to becoming Sailing World's Overall Boat-of-the-Year. In 1994 the 44 was the first one-design class ever to be given a start in the Newport to Bermuda Race. It is not unheard of for them to get 11 boats on the line of a major regatta. The J/44 Class had 15 boats in the 2008 Newport to Bermuda Race! Watching these fast, powerful boats prowl around the starting area can really be quite a sight.
If you would like to view the new J/44 Class Mainsail design in 3-D download the SailPack-Viewer by clicking HERE then clicking the "run" button on the file download popup and send me a note asking for the design file at firstname.lastname@example.org. To view other Doyle designs in 3-D go to the 3-D design page of our website.
The Doyle 3-D models may be rotated, panned and zoomed by dragging the mouse over the model window according to the commands listed below.
- Rotate: Left Mouse Button + Move mouse
- Zoom: Right Mouse Button + Mouse up and down
- Pan: Left + Right Mouse Buttons + Move mouse
It's Time to Get Sailing!
One of the things that we can do to make sailing faster and more fun for you without breaking your bank is to recut your sails to shape them better. We recently brought on Steve Jackson, a 3 time America's Cup sailmaking veteran. "We recut sails after every race," he tells me. "We can do wonders with what most people have. I'm telling you, there isn't a boat out there that we can't make faster". It doesn't matter whether you're racing or cruising. You always want to get there faster and everyone would like to have their sails last longer. We have drop off locations all over Long Island and in Queens and Brooklyn. If you leave your sail at one of these locations or drop your sail off at the loft on a Monday we promise to have it ready for you to use on Friday.
Doyle Long Island is Long Island's best equipped sail loft featuring a modern, 5,000 square foot sail loft conveniently located on Route 110 in Huntington Station, just south of the railroad station. We make regular service visits to NYC and the eastern end of Long Island. We offer quick, professional sail repair, canvas work, furlers, mainsail handling systems, running rigging and hardware for all size boats. If is has something to do with sailboat or sailing, we can help you out.
Apart from being an excellent grinder, our Service Manager Dean Johns has 15 years of experience to date. Dean can assess your sails with you on the spot and provide accurate repair quotes.
Call (631) 673-5055 or email Mark Washeim to place your Running Rigging order:
- Halyards for longer-lasting better performing sails
- Sheets so you can set them and forget them
- Control Lines that actually run through your blocks
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