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Help - Question about sails

Hi

I posted here a while ago asking for advice for a first boat and I got a lot of helpful responses.

I think I found a good used boat for a really good price but it does not come with the sails. It is a Melges X 16 ft. sailboat.

My question is, what type of sails would I buy? I'd like to buy used sails (I'm trying to keep the cost really really low), but I have no idea what kind of sails to get (I am really new to sailing).

Thanks for the help!
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call up some local shops as well as bigger ones. they may have some that fit they may not. custom sails for a boat that size arent too pricey if shopped around. my main on a 23 ft was about 800. sounds like alot but my old sail lasted 18 years.
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Look for an area where they race the Melges X top sailors will buy new sails often and discard/sell the old ones.

Also have a look here Second Wind Sails Site Map and there are other similar sites.
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Penguin,
May depend on where the heck in the world you are.
Minnie's is in CA: MAINSAILS - LUFF SIZE TO 25'
Bacon's is in Annapolis, MD: Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies

If you can find a Meges owners group out on the web someone will likely be selling a set of used sails.
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Re: Help - Question about sails

Great information, thanks!
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