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how to measure sails

I am new here and I recently aquired a Buccaneer 240, she has no sails. Can anyone tell me what size sails i need ?
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This should be fairly accurate: BUCCANEER 240 Sailboat SailPlan Data and Sail Quoting System

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FX Sails has some worksheets you can print out that tell you what to measure. One for the main sail and one for the head sail. I used them for measuring mine and thought they where helpful.

Also, you might want to look into used sails for that boat, I just bought a new used main from Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies, they have a good selection and a good search engine of their stock. Also google around, there are plenty other sail lofts that sell used sails.

I am going to fit the new-to-me main today or tomorrow, then I guess I will find out how good my measurements are..
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Just be aware that this will only work if the mast and boom are the originals to the boat.
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This should be fairly accurate: BUCCANEER 240 Sailboat SailPlan Data and Sail Quoting System

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I bought sails for my O'Day 322 and the sailmaker had all the information already.
He'll know what you need.
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The link is Atlantic Sail Traders, I think they sell sails and on the left click; Measuring for your sail.
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Wow, I was expecting this to take awhile. Artbyjody, thats exactly what i was needing, thank you. All of the advice is great, Selkirk the problem I have with ordering them from a place like that is Money, I am, like all of us I assume, not wanting to spend a fortune for new sails, so I found a marina that deals primarily with powerboats but does have alot of used sails in bags and not much to do with them, I was told I could go out and measure them (with my Tape measure Boasun ) , the price he quoted was awsome I think, I just had no clue how to get the right size.
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