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I'm looking for a new main sail for my 1978 C&C 34, well not literally new, but new to me...and in good shape. I've contacted some local sail making shops and they only offer "new" sails...I'd love to get my hands on a used sail if possible.

Anyone have any suggestions on where I can look next?

Thanks,

Chris
 

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If you can find, one locally. There are probably lots of racers in Chicago who sell pretty good sails every year. If they are local, then you may be able to arrange to see how it sets on your boat. It is impossible to know if sails that look new online are totally blown. It might also be worth waiting a few years, and buying new.
 

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I had an excellent experience buying a used genoa at Bacons (but I went in person). I got a good value, and they put a UV cover and penant on it for me (at extra cost, of course).

Regarding the previous reply, have you considered a "wanted to buy" advertisement in the boat section of your local Craigslist? It's free, and it couldn't hurt.

Before posting, make sure you have the mainsail measurements at the ready when discussing prospective sails on the phone.

Regards,

Tom
 

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Join the C&C forum.
cncphotoalbum.com
Not the forum that's on the site.
There is an email forum - I think it's down the left hand side.
Most everyone with a 34 (except you!) is on there.
Someone may have one.
Sam :)
(Yes, it's under email discussion list about halfway down the left hand side)
 

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I'm looking for a new main sail for my 1978 C&C 34, well not literally new, but new to me...and in good shape. I've contacted some local sail making shops and they only offer "new" sails...I'd love to get my hands on a used sail if possible.

Anyone have any suggestions on where I can look next?

Thanks,

Chris
eBay...just make sure you distinguish between fractional and masthead rig offerings for proper cut...
 

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What are the sizes? I have a mainsail for sale on my website along with a ton of other good stuff.
 
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