Customer Reviews

New to Southeast Sailboats and wondering what our products and service are like? Have a read of these customer reviews….

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Once Max started building his kits, I stopped giving advice on rigging. Thanks to Max, there's now a standard for how Lasers should be rigged to optimize performance. Keep it up!

Vaughn Harrison - Olympic Laser Coach - Canada
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Great products and great service !

Mark Lyttle - Master World Champion U.K.
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As a Laser coach and master sailor I am always looking for great solutions to rigging laser lines. For such a simple boat control lines can be quite complicated as there are many ways to configure them and many different line choices. I love the Southeast Sailboat system for a number of reasons, from the quality materials used and the beautiful splices that Max creates which ensures that no matter what boat you use you will always have your lines set and ZERO worry that you tied a knot is the wrong place. This is especially critical for the advanced sailor who has to be sure of control consistency. One inch in outhaul or kicker can make a huge difference in performance. I also like the choice of colors Southeast Sailboats offers - especially the pink lines! But my favorite Southeast Sailboats piece of equipment is the outhaul system. I use the quick release system with the blocks located on the side of the boom. What makes me especially happy is the little toggle that the outhaul bungee attaches too. I get happy every time I rig it! All-in-all I highly recommend buying in the full line control package. It is an investment that will pay big dividends in never having to worry about having the rig set-up correctly so you can focus on your sailing.

Judith Krimski - Coach, Laser Training Cabarete, Grand Master, Proud ILCA member - Boston, Massachusetts
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Max's knowledge of the best systems and equipment to use for the Laser is unparalleled. Like me he competes in a lot of high level competition and is a very friendly and approachable competitor, always sharing knowledge. We recently purchased the new Velocitek class-compliant compasses from Max as well as some really useful spares for control line systems. The packages arrived in good time and the equipment was excellent. Having suppliers like Max there when we are quite remote is very reassuring and its nice to talk to someone who knows the boat.

Nancy Huang Yineng - Laser Youth Coach Laser Radial Sailor Manager, Dongshan Tiger Racing Team, Dongshan Island, Fujian Province, China
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Can only recommend! Superb communication when it comes to ordering stuff , everything is top quality and all downhaul&outhaul systems are almost too beautiful to use!

M - Laser radial sailor, Finland

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The best one stop shop for all your laser rigging needs. Great innovative products combined with excellent customer service.

Niall P - Masters sailor, GBR
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Quality products which makes the Laser such a joy to sail, with Max's great service to boot! Keeping four boats with great controls...….Southeast Sailboats never disappoint. Thank you.

Rory Bowman - Aldeburgh UK
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Always use Southeast Sailboats for ropes on my dinghies, won't think of going anywhere else, right kit for the right job on the boat, customer service is superb.

Rob Cage - Laser Master, UK
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Your rope systems are unique and very practical. Everything works great now!!!

Anastasia Kalinina - Laser Radial - Moscow, Russia
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I think Southeast Sailboats have 2 great advantages: 1. They provide full systems which are excellent and which mean I do not have to think about changing anything as I have had to do with all the previous Lasers I have owned. 2. Their systems make my Laser more enjoyable to sail. Together with their excellent customer service, I would recommend them every time.

Martin Graham - Great Grand Masters sailor who uses standard and radial rigs, United Kingdom
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Supporting a Laser sailing son with Max's rigging. Watched Max splicing at Weymouth recently and realised I should learn. Took delivery of a very neat kit from him and with the help of YouTube will start to learn. Never going to be a threat Max!

Ian Symonds - Cornwall, UK
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Southeast Sailboats offers lots of innovative solutions for the Laser; all within the rules of the Laser Class. Max is a great guy who’s in close relation with his customers and therefore always happy to ‘invent’ what sailors have in mind. Recommended!

M R - Returning customer - The Netherlands
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This is an easy click and pay way to get the very best lines and components for your Laser controls. The splicing is perfect, and the lines supplied are the best of the best. I have the full kit from Southeast Sailboats. It's clean and efficient. Full vang set-up results in noticeably less friction. Shipping is easy, even if you are not in the UK, like me in Florida. Takes about a week to get your order. Plus Max subtracks the EU "VAT" from your order, that effectively makes shipping free.

Dave Hillmyer - Masters Laser Sailor, Full Rig, Sarasota, FL
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I think your solutions are very useful and even if they were not available on the website you personalized them and It Is very kind of you.

Sandro Carboni - Master sailor, Roma, Italia
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I use Southeast Sailboats lines on all 3 of my boats. What I love is that I can rock up to an event, get a charter boat and rig up in 10 mins with all of Max's lines. I know all the lines will be exactly the right length, all the same setting as my club boat, replicating every setting. Also all the nifty little splices mean that there is no faffing about tying little blocks to the boom etc. Also - Max continues to evolve and improve his product line. I have noticed as new higher performance lines become available, Max has been cutting edge to adopt them to his products!! When I sail with Southeast Sailboats lines, I have total confidence in my kit and can keep my head out of the boat and sail fast !

Roger O Gorman - UK
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Southeast Sailboats offers perfect equipment for the Laser, very good and reliable customer service!!

U.N. - Masters sailor, Germany
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Apart from making great controls (kickers, outhauls etc) especially for the Laser, Southeast Sailboats also give great advice. And as Max Hunt attends and competes in many Laser events, if you live in the UK, you might be able to arrange to meet Max at an event, and get further rigging tips. Great kit and great service!

Max Steele - New Laser 4.7 sailor with multiple RS Tera titles and world champion medalist, United Kingdom
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I have nothing but great things to say about Max and his company Southeast Sailboats. His Laser rigging systems are outstanding. He returns emails and calls promptly and provides excellent service.

Mike Couture - Laser Master Radial, Grandmaster sailer - Winnipeg, Canada
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Max’s controls have made sailing the Laser easier, I’ve been using his systems for 3 years and no matter what, I’m happy to accept any innovation of his and trust him fully. His outhaul system is the only system that I know works and consistently works. Max’s support has been key to me getting to where I am currently, his support and controls have allowed me to be consistent with my settings no matter where I am in the world.

Will Symonds - Radial youth sailor, Truro, Cornwall/ Hong Kong
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Southeast Sailboats is the place to go for specialized, often custom made and dummy proof must haves for your sailboat. The website and assortment is easily accessible with a lot of info. And service or further info at hand during regattas where Max Hunt is participating as well .

Martin van Olffen - Master Sailor Laser Radial - Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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It's a total pleasure rooming the Southeast Sailboats website and check out the super innovative control systems. Max seems to have a leg up on everyone else when it comes to offering the most recent and performant components. Just take the new Allen HL block that Southeast Sailboats was able to get specifically made for Lasers. What a huge difference from the stock solution!

Niclas - Master sailor, Portland, USA
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Max at Southeast Sailboats has been at the forefront of made to measure spliced control lines for the Laser. He constantly innovates with new ideas, within class rules, to make the Laser easier to sail through efficient boat set up.

Alan Davis - Laser Master and NeilPryde Sailing team rider - GBR
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Max is a perfectionist - and it shows. His Laser kit is clever, efficient and clearly researched and tested to the nth degree. Even if it's just the cunningham and outhaul from his big, growing range, the investment will be well worthwhile. The overall service is great too.

Sean Craig - Radial Masters sailor, Dublin, Ireland
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I am using Max' vang and Cunningham system and love it. It is very easy to rig and well thought through. The materials (like ropes) Max is using are under constant review and one can be sure to get the best quality for the price. There are always new little things being invented that make our life easier. Keep the good work up.

Alexandra Behrens - Masters sailor, Hamburg, Germany
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All clear and all easy

Pietro Nicolini - Italia
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Max has looked into all the little details that make a Laser easier to rig and handle and faster to sail. Southeast Sailboats offers great service and products with an unprecedented love for clever and thoughtful details.

Lutz Hirsch - Masters sailor, Germany
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Very clean and clear website with very good product descriptions. I enjoy the links to blogposts discussing the products further (i.e. 40mm main block)

William MacDonald - London
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Totally satisfying experience start to finish. I ordered two sets of custom control lines. All was delivered perfectly as ordered. Sailing with this set-up is absolutely fantastic. Easy to rig, smooth running, low profile, clean. We couldn't be more satisfied. Max is a consummate pro.

Keith Cruickshank - Master Sailor, San Diego, CA USA
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Thus isn’t just a click and buy warehouse, they contacted me to explain the options available as I’d mistakenly ordered control lines all the same colour.

Jonny Mutch - UK
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Max is so easy to work with and his products are great! He is very responsive in answering questions.

Michael Colbert - Masters sailor, Vienna, Va.

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