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Re: Cost of new sails
Greg, I'd guess a very rough five grand and that you could easily spend less, or twice that much.
"Sails" will be cheaper than heavily constructred "offshore" sails, designed for three years of daily use in steady winds. And cheaper than racing sails made from exotic materials by presitigious lofts.
The cut of the sails, the fabric, big differences and the options (reefing points, window in genny, reinforcing) won't wag the dog when all is said and done as much as the lazy jacks probably will. Your best bet is to get some quotes, but tell the loft where and how you plan to use the boat, the anticipated wind range, etc., and see what they suggest back to you.
At this point you are coming into busy season, pre-launch, so lead times get longer and prices go up to match every week.