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When most people replace their sails, the sails are fairly well worn, and, if they try to sell them, they can't get much money for them. Since they can't sell it, they put the old sail in the basement. Nevertheless, for a guy who needs a sail, one of those sails could provide him a few years of decent service. Look around for people with boats about the same size as yours with new sails. Ask them if they still have their old mainsail, and perhaps they'll either sell it to you for a good price, or perhaps even give it to you. Also, check bulletin boards around marinas for used sails, and ask other sailors if they know of any. If you look and ask around, I wouldn't be surprised if you could find a usable mainsail for less than it would cost you to mess up that nice jib, trying to modify it.
Try my suggestions before you sell your jib. You might get lucky and get a freebie, and then you'll still have your jib, and I have a feeling you'll find it very useful. If your sail inventory includes a mainsail, asymetrical spinnaker and storm jib, you'll find a jib of some size very useful, and you'll be glad to have it.
Last edited by Sailormon6; 04-06-2008 at 01:47 PM.