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Used Sails - Where To Sell?

I have several jobs/genoas that I am looking to sell. They came with the boat that I just bought and I am not sure I'd ever use them. I would like to sell them and then take the money to help buy a new mainsail, which is average condition.

I live in Massachusetts. Any ideas?

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Try the consignment places in Newport, RI. That's probably your best bet relatively locally.

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I have several jobs/genoas that I am looking to sell. They came with the boat that I just bought and I am not sure I'd ever use them. I would like to sell them and then take the money to help buy a new mainsail, which is average condition.

I live in Massachusetts. Any ideas?

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DrB - give us dimensions/sailmaker/boat type and size etc - perhaps someone on the board will be interested! They can be shipped anywhere!
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What size boat are they from? Would they fit a Pearson 27?

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If the local option doesn't work out, Bacon Associates in Annapolis specializes in used boat hardware and sails.
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If the local option doesn't work out, Bacon Associates in Annapolis specializes in used boat hardware and sails.
I have had two sails there for 6 weeks now and they have yet to price them and list them for sale, I will be picking them up and selling them myself or with another business.

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Bacon's reputation has gone down the dumper the last few years. Lots of people in this area now avoid dealing with them. Many complaints of Bacon's selling stuff and not passing on the money. I would not send them your sails from Mass. especially.

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headsail for valiant 40

We're also trying to sell a sail for some friends who sadly lost their boat (the sail wasn't on it at the time) It's a sturdy cruising sail, originally sized for Valiant 40.

The sail is a 120% roller furling genoa (#6 luff tape) with a rope luff, forest green sacrificial cover. Luff is 55.3' and the J is 16'. Built by North Sails, delivered December 2003 and used very lightly on the Chesapeake for 2 summers.

$1500 OBO - PM me if interested.

We tried Bacon's and like T37Chef, they told us they couldn't even get it measured till after boat show. This was in August. Duh, I know few people who are interested in buying sails in midwinter. You are right they've really gone downhill.
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What about Atlantic Sail Traders?
I have used them to purchase in the past, never to sell.

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Sorry about the Bacon suggestion. I wasn't aware they were having difficulties. Good to know.

Maybe E-Bay? I've never used them, but it seems like an alternative to the old consignment paradigm.
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