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any thoughts on what to do with old sails? anybody want them?
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Sell or Trade?

It would help to describe them. What kind of boat and the age of the sails are important. There are a lot of sites you could sell them from or you could sell them on ebay.
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And where are you located? I'm not shipping in old sails from Antarctica!

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Stains?
Stiffness?
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And where are you located? I'm not shipping in old sails from Antarctica!

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I guess size doesn't matter?
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any thoughts on what to do with old sails? anybody want them?
Sometimes people make ditty bags or sea bags from them. In fact: Where do all the old sails go?. There you go

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I took mine to a marine consignment store.... even if they never sell, I don't have to store them!
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I could use some for patching my old sail. May I ask where you are located.
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If there is a sailing club in your area, you might consider donating the sails. It helps both you and the club; the club gets the sails for free and you get a nice tax writeoff without having to haggle over price. I'm a member of a club like this and it's generally the only way we can afford to get 'new' (to us) sails.
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any chance this is still available? I am patching my sails and am looking for an affordable way to do so.
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I have an old sail "for sale" at Bacons in Annapolis. They had it for about 5 years now, and no buyers Same situation for majority of other old sails. I think at some point they trash whatever did not sell.
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