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Re: Mylar Head Sail Help!!!

The guys at Minney's must be buying stuff cheap, because they sell it cheap as heck as well. At least if you sell it to them for $80, they'll probably find someone who can use it!
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Re: Mylar Head Sail Help!!!

THose measurements in either meters or feet......


LP-11.26 Luff perpindicular measure
LU-23.26 luff measure
LE-24.96 leach measure
M A-2.87
KGM-5.64
MGL-8.40

Not for sure what the last three are, but many times need a mid lp and a 3/4 lp measure to verify how big a roach a sail has.

If that sail is 217 sq meters, that is 2200 or so ft of sail. Worth WAY more than $80! if it is 217sq ft, then stilll worth more tha $80.

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Re: Mylar Head Sail Help!!!

You could always try Craig's list...

First I would do my research - look at similar sails at second hand sail companies like Minneys. That'll give you an idea of what it is worth.

You'll get perhaps 50% of the value from the sail broker, 75% if you sell privately.

Make sure you evaluate the sail wear appropriately - in good condition is is worth a fair amount, IF you can find the right buyer. Worn - not so much.

Good luck!
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Re: Mylar Head Sail Help!!!

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What about getting it back to the owner? Unless you were told that they really didn't want it back, the gesture might be good for business, if nothing else. A 2009 racing sail is likely to be quite tired, even if there's no delamination. It's hard to tell, but that may be why they left it behind. Around here we might use sails like that to rake leaves into, and then carry to the compost pile. That might be less useful for you out in Long Beach. Are you planning to do any painting?
If i could get it back to the owner i would, but he is home to New Zealand.
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Re: Mylar Head Sail Help!!!

If this is a polyester reinforced Mylar it has little to no value since these are such short lived sails that they are literally seen as disposable. If its a kevlar/ mylar sail in perfect shape and it is worth perhaps a grand to the owner of a sister ship. If no one has done a complete inspection of the sail and its been stored with the same fold for months at a time, it's a pig in a poke worth perhaps a few hundred dollars to an owner of a boat that is not a sister ship.
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Re: Mylar Head Sail Help!!!

SailDaze, when did you get the sail? What transpac was it? Year?

There is a One design measurement on the sail. What one design fleets were racing that year? You can find the results on line. Shouldn't be to hard (with a little work) to find out what type of boat it went to, going by the measurements. Then you can narrow your potential sellers. (assuming the sail was cut for that boat and wasn't a used sail to the owner who left it).

Can you get photos of the sail? Are those measurements in feet? or Meters?
If it's in feet, you can get a couple hundred bucks for it. If it's in meters, then probably a couple thousand or more depending on material and construction method.
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Re: Mylar Head Sail Help!!!

It was left From 2013 Transpac LB to HI. It didn't go with the boat, the boat left it behind. Sail was sitting on public docks for weeks until someone asked me to take it before it was trashed.

Im not sure if its in feet or meters. Its perfectly rolled up and im not to experienced so i don't want to unfold it without a professional.

To give you idea, maybe this helps determine, It weights a couple hundred lbs... It looks very big compared to sails Ive worked with in the past...

also its Kevlar reinforced

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SailDaze, when did you get the sail? What transpac was it? Year?

There is a One design measurement on the sail. What one design fleets were racing that year? You can find the results on line. Shouldn't be to hard (with a little work) to find out what type of boat it went to, going by the measurements. Then you can narrow your potential sellers. (assuming the sail was cut for that boat and wasn't a used sail to the owner who left it).

Can you get photos of the sail? Are those measurements in feet? or Meters?
If it's in feet, you can get a couple hundred bucks for it. If it's in meters, then probably a couple thousand or more depending on material and construction method.
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Re: Mylar Head Sail Help!!!

Sounds like....

The scene... 400 nm off the Californian Coast.. "Skipper, the wind's lightening up".. "OK.. dig out that new #1 genoa".... many minutes later.... 'uh,.... Skipper, can't find it down there!!"

"Oh Sh$^^&"....
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Re: Mylar Head Sail Help!!!

Different ball game.. COUPLE HUNDRED POUNDS? Must be meters!
Sounds like a kevlar/mylar laminate... worth a small fortune if it's in any kind of condition, for the right boat.
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Re: Mylar Head Sail Help!!!

How do i find out what type of boat its for?

The condition seems to be good with no delamination.
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