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fiatracer163 12-05-2011 11:59 AM

Chicago Sail Show
 
I'm going to be buying a roller furling unit soon, And would like to know if I would hold off till the show?

Do they offer good deals at the show? or should I just buy it now?

ccriders 12-05-2011 01:07 PM

Will you be buying a new sail to go with it?
When I added a roller to my boat I got a combo offer that amounted to about 25% off the list price for a furler and head sail.
John

sailortjk1 12-05-2011 05:26 PM

At the show you will find booths manned by both manufactureres and distributors.
The Manufactureres are great for learing the products and comparing products, but most will not sell direct to the public and will inform you of their distrubutor network in your area.
Other booths are distributor booths and they will sell to you at the show. Many offer "Boat Show Pricing." Lots of goodies can be found at the show; blocks, clothing, electronics, and etc... Not sure if you will walk out the door with a furler, but you certainly will be able to make contact with several sources and you will be able to ask lots of questions.

kwaltersmi 12-06-2011 08:20 AM

Not sure about pricing deals. My guess would be that if you're a good, negotiator you'll be able to get the same deal at home as you will at the show. However, the show is great for getting seeing different manufacturers and sales reps side by side on the same day for comparison. It's worth browsing at the show even if you don't end up buying.

lilslippery 12-06-2011 03:46 PM

I just ordered a roller fuller for my boat and still got about a 15 % discount. Plus a discount on my sail mods. Sailcare has been great to work with this will be the four sail my dad and I have sent to them.


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