Jo Anne -
I have no experience with Schattauer, nor do I know anyone who has. They are in Seattle, as I am, and I will ask folks for some anecdotal inputs. Seems like most of the locals go to North Sails for their work.
However, if you look on the Schattauer site (http://www.schattauersails.com), you will see that one of their "memorable projects" is a FC named "Able." When I did a search on that combination, I got Kaj Jakobsen's site
(select "Building a 34ft Lyle Hess cutter"), where he includes a photo of a 24-ft FC that he may have built or have done some wood work. He is in Victoria BC, and Able is in Port Townsend, WA. Perhaps he would be able to comment on the work that Schattauer did for Able or recommend someone who can. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
, and additional info on Kaj is at
Good luck with your research, and let me know if they are "the place to go." I will be needing some canvas work soon.