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New Sails VS Used Sails

Would you prefer new sails or used sails? A friend of mine started a web site (seriously) to gather a list of classic sailboat owners who would be interested in new sails. The site has been up for 1 month! There is no cost, it is free. She has been writing advertisers and marketers in an effort to locate (advertiser~sponsors) to purchase new sails for those who have signed up. So, if you do not mind having your sail area filled with a corporate logo or brand name or product please visit the site and sign up. She said the only time the site is not up and running is when there are local thunderstorms since the server has been donated. The URL is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX if the URL works in my post it is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX She is not a business and if you know sailmakers who want to participate have them send an email. Or any questions there is an email link. Thanks everyone!

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Re: New Sails VS Used Sails

It should be pointed out that Sailvertise is going to ask for your phone number and a lot of details. Also, they require that
1. You have taken a boating safety course
2. You have AIS on your boat

Seems interesting, I don't have AIS so it's a non-starter for me.
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Thank you for mentioning the collecting information part. Yes, but the contact information is NOT for public display or Spam or tele marketing. It for prospective advertiser-sponsor to be able to contact the person. That is confirmed behind the scenes. Then the two are put in contact with each other. Personally I am not a fan of spam or tele marketing so having this going on behind the scenes I thought she had a good idea with that. The boating safety course is a plus for prospective advertiser-sponsor to see (it is a min requirement but not necessary, I believe that is a yes or no question on the form. The AIS system can be substituted with BoatBeacon a Free App on Google. All you need is a cell phone with a data plan. One of those pay as you go plans it just sends the GPS signal to one of those boat traffic sites. Hope this helps!
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Re: New Sails VS Used Sails

So, my mainsail would be a big billboard? I'm cool with Fender guitars, Dewar's scotch, or maybe Porsche, but what if I get the Viagra sail, or the Depends?
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I guess it Depends (oh sorry that was bad but it was an opportunity)! Yep, in effect a giant floating billboard! Why not? Id be happy with a Campbells Tomato Soup Can or Star Kist Tuna or Snap Crackle n Pop, or M&M's, or Coppertone, or Jet Blue, or Bayer or Merck or Unilever or J&J or.....Doritoes or Lays...or ... there might be pros and cons to a Viagara sail! It Depends!
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I'm pretty sure that you should not keep the Viagra sail up for more than four hours.
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Ugh... really?

Aren't we already plagued by corporate commercialization enough in every other aspect of our lives? Sure new sails are certainly nice, but I really don't want to be a floating advertisement for anyone other than the loft that made the sail (I'm ok with the loft's patch in the corner).

Or, is the appeal that we get to pretend we're rockstar pros with corporate sponsors? In my case, that would most certainly be false advertising!
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I'm pretty sure that you should not keep the Viagra sail up for more than four hours.
If you do seek medical attention!
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So has any company actually forked over some purchasing power towards a new sail? Photo's would nice!

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Re: New Sails VS Used Sails

Just what I want to see ... ads plastered all over the sailing horizon . How about my hull? Might as well plaster that with corporate patches just like sports cars. What else can I sell? I've got an increasing amount of forehead space as my hair recedes, can I sell that?

Is there no place we can go to escape this incessant drum beat of Buy BUY BUY!!!.
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