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What to do with an old sail?

I just replaced my 110% Genoa sail with a new one.

The old one had UV stitching deterioration due to the previous owner rolling it up incorrectly on the roller furling and it not being protected by the UV cover. It was either spend $800 to fix it or spend $1300 for a new one. I chose the new one.

Now, I have this sail which I hate to throw away. I thought I could use it as a shade device in my backyard... hook three lines to it and get a nautical-themed rain/sun cover. Is that crazy or have others done anything CREATIVE with their old sail?

Or is there a market on eBay for old sails needing new stitching?

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You could keep it as a backup sail. You could chop it up and make sheet bags and such from it.

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I just did a search for completed auctions (last 30 days) for "sail genoa" and got several listings. Prices paid were not very high - all under $400, most under $200. There was even an "unused genoa for sailboat over 30'" that went for about $300.

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I'm currently using a local marine consignment shop as storage for my old sails... if they sell, great, if they don't, well, they're not taking up any of my limited space. Also avoids the disposal dilemna.

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Has anyone used "Sailcare"? They are a company that Cleans, repairs and re-impregnates the sailcloth with resin.
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Donate them to the local sea scouts, let them benefit from either the use of or the recycled value, if any

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Just curious as to why you're posting off-topic? If you did a search for sailcare on the forums, you'd find that they are fairly well regarded. I would highly recommend you read the post in my signature, since it has a lot of information about how to get the most out of sailnet. Posting off-topic isn't generally a good idea. Asking questions without doing the basic research isn't a very good idea IMHO either.

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If i'm not mistaking the origonal post was for "What to do with old sail". I would think refurbishing might be an option. Is for posting off topic, did not feel it was.
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Dog, you crack me up, why do you feel that was OT, it sounded like a question/suggestion as to what to do with old sails.

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Thanks poopdeckpappy. I went back and underlined CREATIVE in my original post for clarity.

I still think using it as a sunshade/awning would be cool. I was hoping others would come up with creative suggestions.

I'm not gonna fix it since I already bought the new one.
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