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Mylar Head Sail Help!!!

Hello,

I work as a dockmaster and was recently left a Mylar Head Sail (Atleast thats what i think it is) From someone that was racing Transpac (LB-HI) due to excess wait..

Long Story Short Its been sitting in the bag, rolled up properly from the past 6 months and i need it gone.

It Looks to be in great condition with no delimitation.

I dont not have much knowledge and would like to sell the sail. Can you please help me.

Here is what i got off the sail patch

Measurer - 217
10/04/09

LP-11.26
LU-23.26
LE-24.96
M A-2.87
KGM-5.64
MGL-8.40
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Re: Mylar Head Sail Help!!!

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I would call a local loft and ask of they do consignment for sails. Mylar sails can't be recut, so finding a boat that wants it could be tricky.
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Re: Mylar Head Sail Help!!!

You might want to give folks an idea of where you are, too.
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Re: Mylar Head Sail Help!!!

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You might want to give folks an idea of where you are, too.
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Re: Mylar Head Sail Help!!!

Sell it to Minney's Yacht Sales. That is probably the easiest option and they aren't too far away.
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Sell it to Minney's Yacht Sales. That is probably the easiest option and they aren't too far away.
Whats a Sail like that worth.... roughly. I know its hard to tell not looking at it but give me Highest and Lowest. I dont want to go there and have them offer me $80 bucks when i really could get $500.
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Re: Mylar Head Sail Help!!!

Mylar laminate (loadpath) might be worth something for the particular boat it was designed for... or even radial... straight mylar/nylon probably not worth much. But in good shape, for the right boat, as long as there are no signs of decay... could be worth a lot more than $80.
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Re: Mylar Head Sail Help!!!

I took it to Minnys, some younger kid was the one looking at it. Didnt ask to take it out of bag because he said "It looks like a professional roll or fold and didnt want to deal with it. He first offered $50, so my girlfriend said no. (she was dealing with him, i was at work. She has some knowledge about sails) than he came back with an $80 offer....
my girl still refused offer, she told me he had a weird vibe like it was worth way more and he was trying to scam her. what do you think
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Re: Mylar Head Sail Help!!!

Minneys was going to be my suggestion, too. The problem any used place will have is that they have to keep it in inventory until the right buyer comes along. Yes, they have a better chance of selling it than you might, but, it's still going to sit in their inventory for a while. So, what's it worth? Check Minney's site to see if they have something comparable. Then cut that price by about 50%.
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Re: Mylar Head Sail Help!!!

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?
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