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.