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New suit of sails for gaff rigged cutter ketch

A few question concerning pricing of professionally made sails. I am calculating the costs of an old wooden gaffer. The sails are in usable condition, but by no means good. I don't particularly want to blow out the main a long way from home and have to limp back home on reduced sail, so i am considering getting a whole new set someday. I don't know the actual dimensions of the sails, but she is a 31 footer to give you an idea. My questions were...

Is the cost of a gaff much higher than that of a similarly sized Bermudan sail?

Is tanbark colored material significantly higher?

Do manufacturers vary that much in price? any recommendations?

any vague estimate on the price of a whole new set of sales for a boat of that size? like i said, i dont know the dimensions of the sails yet, so i cant just get an estimate from a sailmaker.

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