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sorcerer33 01-23-2012 04:36 PM

What do I do with my old mainsail?
I have a new mainsail that I hope will not jam in my in-mast furling system the way the old one did. Does my old sail have any value - I'm in a marina in FL on my way to the Bahamas. Do I just throw the old one out?

S/V Symphony

blt2ski 01-23-2012 04:45 PM

If it is in reasonable shape, there is probably some salvage value per say. ry one of the used sail places like "Bacon sails" that is one off the top of my head, but there are a few(many) more places that handle used sails.


Faster 01-23-2012 04:53 PM

Any nearby marine consignment store will try to sell them for you.. and even if they don't it's 'free' storage! ;)

jameswilson29 01-24-2012 06:45 AM

Sell it on eBay - someone will take it as a backup...

CorvetteGuy 01-24-2012 07:42 AM

I've seen them cut up and used as sun shades over the boom and other applications

Ajax_MD 01-24-2012 08:02 AM

You could recycle it for your use as CorvetteGuy suggests, but I urge you to put it up for consignment at Bacon Sails or somewhere similar. You'll be helping a fellow sailor out who might be in a jam, and you'll get a few pennies back for your trouble.

LinekinBayCD 01-24-2012 08:36 AM

Used one together with a jib boom as a sun shade on a deck (of a house not a boat).

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