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Hi all, I just got some bad news from sailmaker, I brought it in to get ultrviolet covers repaired, she told me my genoa was delaminating, it may last for a year or a month. She asked me to come see what the deal is, not knowing alot about sails she thought it best to explain in person. From the gist of what she is saying, I think what she is saying is maybe I should not dump 2 or 3 hundred $ into a sail that may be close to finished. The shop is John Eggers Sailmakers/riggers, I trust her to her word, as around our club we have been using them forever with no complaints. Its a family affair, they are pros...I have a feeling its going to be an expensive item....Any WAGS, for a genny 38' Jeanneau???? Red
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Hi all, I just got some bad news from sailmaker, I brought it in to get ultrviolet covers repaired, she told me my genoa was delaminating, it may last for a year or a month. She asked me to come see what the deal is, not knowing alot about sails she thought it best to explain in person. From the gist of what she is saying, I think what she is saying is maybe I should not dump 2 or 3 hundred $ into a sail that may be close to finished. The shop is John Eggers Sailmakers/riggers, I trust her to her word, as around our club we have been using them forever with no complaints. Its a family affair, they are pros...I have a feeling its going to be an expensive item....Any WAGS, for a genny 38' Jeanneau???? Red

Consider purchasing a used sail. Racers seem to discard their sails every season or so. I bet there are some great deals out there.

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....Any WAGS, for a genny 38' Jeanneau???? Red
Red,

Here is a ROM from a major manufacturer for my 39-footer for a 125% Jib:
~$2,600 for dacron
~$3,300 for a laminate

There's lots of if-then-elses on what is included, fabric weight, etc, etc, etc - but you wanted a ROM - that's a pretty good one. Your local loft has lower overhead and can probably beat that.
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IIRC there are a couple of sails for sale at the jeanneau owners site, not sure which will fit if at all your Ginn Fizz. Otherwise, for used try Bacon sails among others. Or click the FX sails to the left, they have measurements and prices of different wts and types. Right now I can not get the site to load, but.......bacon also has new sails.

I have an Ullman 140 CAL, CAL standing of Cruise Axil Laminate, a laminate for the price of a decent dacron, lighter wt material, goes iinto higher ranges, and lower wind range than a dacron too. You might look at that option as well.

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FX sails and possibly some other on-line lofts may well have better 'deals'.. but personal service and backup has value too, as does supporting your local marine enterprises.

The used sail approach works too, esp if you're not seriously racing. I've got a set of used J105 sails that fit with mostly minimal recuts - great deal with 2 seasons on them already.
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National Sail Supply shows about $2000 for a basic dacron 135 or 150 for a Catalina 38. Guessing size is close to you.
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FX does not have a Gin Fizz listed, they do have a sunfizz! priced from 2300 for an inshore double stiched panel 130 to 4297 for a triple stiched off shore triradial laminate, with the triple stiched dacron at about $2800 If you want a pentax race sail.......4500 for a 155! not too much more than a dacron tri radial!

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I purchased a very lightly used North 142% (cruising laminate) for $1100 last fall through Bacon Sails in Annapolis. Great sail and I'd recommend them. Fall is a great time to buy with lots of inventory as many people get rid of sails at the end of the season. If you can make the sail last 3 or 4 months, the "used" route may be beneficial. I only looked for sails in "excellent" condition, but there is a wide variety with more experience
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