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New Main Sail - Ouch!

Tore up my 9 year mainsail this week and went to UK Sails to have a new one made. I've a roller furling main, so it is cut pretty flat, has no roach, no batten pockets, no reef points or other extra hardware save the block at the clew and that is being re-used from old sail. My main is about 277 square feet.

UK Sails in Annapolis quoted me $2700 for a new sail using 7.3 oz Dacron. Seems a bit high to me. What do you think?
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Re: New Main Sail - Ouch!

Me thinks you need to do some more shopping or get rid of the roller. Assuming it's in mast furling? Check with Bacon Sails for used?
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Re: New Main Sail - Ouch!

Shop around. A lot of sail makers out there - sometimes there is a quality difference, sometimes not so much. Depending on how you sail, and your expectations for the quality/life span etc. you can save.

an average weekender type cruiser can save a chunk at bacon's. Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies
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Re: New Main Sail - Ouch!

Try reaching out to:
Jason Currie
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Quantum Sail Design Group
951 Bay Ridge Road
Annapolis, MD 21403
Ph: 410-268-1161 ext 202


He's building my spinnaker right now and his price for it wasn't bad. If you want to call him, tell him Harry from Shangri-La reffered you. But I'd definetly shop around
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Re: New Main Sail - Ouch!

you have 555 sq ft mainsail on a 35' boat? I think it is 555 for both sails. $2700 for one made here in the loft in Annapolis? if so it sounds about right for a 35 footer mainsail
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Re: New Main Sail - Ouch!

Try Rolly Tasker as well. They have a rep in Annapolis.
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Re: New Main Sail - Ouch!

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you have 555 sq ft mainsail on a 35' boat? I think it is 555 for both sails. $2700 for one made here in the loft in Annapolis? if so it sounds about right for a 35 footer mainsail
Good catch - main is half of 555 sf, i.e. ~277 sf.
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Re: New Main Sail - Ouch!

I just priced out mine for Irwin 38 mk2 (Center Cockpit) at Bacon's.
Base price 2300 ish, with cruising stuff - 2800 ish.
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Re: New Main Sail - Ouch!

Sounds about right for a 35 footer. You can try Q, I've used Jason and Clarke Mckinney in solomons. I like Q.

Bacons sails work but aren't perfect from what I've seen. Bacons doesn't put the R&D into sail development. Remember, they're a consignment shop that sells sails. Not a sailmaker/loft.
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Re: New Main Sail - Ouch!

I have a almost new mainsail off my Hunter 36 for sale. Has only about 500 NM on it. It might fit. Selling very cheap. Contact me if you are interested.
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