Second-hand sails - Page 4 - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 33 Old 11-12-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 149
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Second-hand sails

Picked up some used Dacron sails from Kent sails in Michigan for my Catalina 27. The genoa was cut from a 30 Cat and luff tape added. It was a North sail sold by Catalina Direct and has sailed well. Buying a used mainsail wasn't as successful as the UK loose footed main was solid and well made but showed it's age. The former numbers were seen in the cloth and would be hard to cover with new numbers! I returned it for a new main at fall prices and for roughly $915 plus tax minus the $500 I paid for the original sail I have new number and emblem, bag and unique batten Velcro pockets with tool to easily install the batten and pull tabs to remove them! The batten setup was worth the purchase compared to putting a stitch in to hold the previous main ! Loose footed mains sail great. So YA to new mains and Re-cut genoas.
ahab211 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 33 Old 11-14-2013 Thread Starter
Once known as Hartley18
 
Classic30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 4,794
Thanks: 45
Thanked 65 Times in 65 Posts
Rep Power: 9
   
Dock
Re: Second-hand sails

Quote:
Originally Posted by Classic30 View Post
Hmm... thanks Marty! I'll let you know what they come back with.
The sailmaker I saw called back and said he'd mistakenly worked up a price on a tri-radial laminate - Dacron was more like $2,480.00..

It's been a few days now and US haven't responded to my email other than to say: "Your information has been forwarded to a sail consultant who will contact you shortly". I'll give them a call next week..

-
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Classic30 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #33 of 33 Old 11-16-2013
Noah's Bosun
 
Cap-Couillon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 133
Thanks: 2
Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 3
 
Re: Second-hand sails

I have always had great luck with MINNEY'S YACHT SURPLUS .. Never bought anything from them that was not as good (or better) than advertised. They are located in the USA, but at least it's on the west coast. Also their location provides a great source of used sails and equipment from local "yachties" who will replace a sail (or hardware) because it has a few stains, or something new and "better" is on the market. One man's trash, is another man's treasure.

Of course, this comes from the view of a full-time low-budget cruiser who has never been able to justify the cost of a new sail. Keep em fixed till you can afford a replacement, then keep the old one as a possible oh-s*** spare. Cut down, simple patches, and extra reef points have always been relatively cheap (in my experience) in relationship to a new sail. Never a bad plan to work on your old "spares" yourself. Never know when you may unzip a sail 1000 miles from a sailmaker. Use em up, wear em out, make em do. On a long trip, I would much rather have 1 very good main 1 ok main, and 1 POS main onboard than 1 "new" main. Same for headsails. Best hank-on heavy weather headsail I ever had on the old 45 was a cut down main from a smaller boat with 3 sets of reef points. Used that sail in a lot of less than optimal situations, and never had an issue. Reef it down, and fly it.

Minney's also has lots of hardware (and I mean lots) but you have to contact them via email or phone. Bought a bunch of new 10" bronze horn cleats for the old boat, and they charged me by the pound...

Good luck.

"If the wind will not serve, lay to the oars"

Onboard - Solitaire
Cap-Couillon is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Completed my cruising sails inventory with 11 sails jameswilson29 General Discussion (sailing related) 20 04-14-2013 09:17 AM
Racing Sails Vs. Cruising Sails??? NewportNewbie General Discussion (sailing related) 2 10-27-2011 02:25 PM
Second hand sails ozsailer Gear & Maintenance 11 04-26-2011 07:35 AM
Greasing Hand basin Manual hand pump Frozensurfer Gear & Maintenance 1 05-04-2010 12:53 PM
Teralani Sailing Adventures - Snorkel Sails, Sunset Sails and Whale Watched from Kaanapali Beach, Maui (About.com) NewsReader News Feeds 0 10-06-2006 11:15 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome