Norwalk Island Sharpies
San Juan 24
Cost vs Quality - No Contest
Price wars in the boat industry can cost the buying public dearly in quality. For years builders
have avoided some of the details that are standard in the PIXEL because they add cost to the boat.
We have opted for quality and up to the minute thinking. With this new little boat we have
kept the price very competitive by taking advantage of the lower material and labor costs In
China; and this cost/quality advantage has been passed on to the buyer.
*TEN YEARS FROM NOW ALL GOOD SMALL BOATS WILL HAVE CARBON RIGS, BUT THE PIXEL WILL HAVE HAD
CARBON FOR TEN YEARS. THAT WORKS!
ADVANTAGES OF THE CARBON MAST COMPARED TO THE SAME SIZE SPAR IN ALUMINUM ALLOY:
- LIGHT WEIGHT MAKES IT EASIER TO RIG AND UNRIG THE BOAT.
- LIGHT WEIGHT INCREASES THE BOAT'S STABILITY AND CUTS DOWN ON PITCHING.
- THE SPAR IS VERY STRONG, UNLIKELY EVER TO BREAK UNDER NORMAL USE, AND IT CAN'T KINK OR
TAKE A PERMANENT BEND LIKE AN ALUMINUM ALLOY MAST WILL DO.