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Old 07-15-2011
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Need advice on buying a new genoa

I brought my torn genoa to the sail shop at my marina (Quantum Sails) and after inspecting my sail he told me it was severely UV-damaged and wasn't worth repairing.

He quoted me a price of $2800 for a new 130% for my PSC31 with padded luff for furling and their highest quality sun protection strip (Sunbrella I think).

Does anyone know what kind of price to expect for a new sail like this? Do you think I should shop around online? How can I know how Quantum's sails compare in quality to other shops? It sure would be convenient to be able to walk from my boat to the sail shop and for them to be able to walk over and look at the sail on the boat if there are any problems.

Any thoughts would be appreciated (donations, too).
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