Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 27-09-2009, 08:54   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Olympia, Washington
Boat: None currently - looking
Posts: 5
Buying Sails

I am purchasing a boat that needs a new mainsail. I live in Olympia Washington USA. I am looking at the best combination of price vs. quality within a reasonable distance. I buy a lot online, but I am unsure how that would work with sails, but I am willing to entertain the possibility.

The other sails need inspection and repair/restitching/refurbishing. Any help, direction or advice would be appreciated!


MichaelNW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-09-2009, 09:25   #2
Registered User
Jentine's Avatar

Join Date: May 2004
Location: Cruising on the hook
Boat: Beneteau 393, "Blackthorn"
Posts: 743
Images: 5
Lee Sails: Sailmaker to the world

I have ordered sails from them on line and had excellent luck and very high quality.


We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."
Jentine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-09-2009, 16:00   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Seattle
Boat: Wauquiez Centurion 49
Posts: 664
Images: 13
Contact Sean directly.
Lidgard Sails - world class sail design, technology and production through our sail lofts internationally.
CAELESTIS is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2009, 10:50   #4
Registered User
Philthy_Phil's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: SF CA
Boat: Cal 29
Posts: 4
If your rig is the original on a common production boat, online should be fine. If you have a non-standard/non-original rig, you are really better off going to a nearby loft. Get multiple quotes and see who will beat whose prices or up the quality.

You can often get a better price locally than online by paying cash -- most lofts(especially the smaller ones) will give you a hefty discount and/or free upgrades for paying cash.

You will also get a better deal in the winter when the lofts have less repair work and need the business. Recutting/refurbishing/restiching could cost you near the price of new; once you buy the used sail and pay to have it worked on, you could end up paying 50-70% of what a brand spanking new would have cost.
Philthy_Phil is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Sails Contrails II Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 7 12-02-2014 13:24
What sails for SF 50 Gludy Multihull Sailboats 63 14-09-2008 09:15
Sails, Sails, Sails... for sale? Jack Long General Sailing Forum 5 13-08-2008 23:41
Sails johnar Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 2 20-06-2008 22:52
hello and looking for used sails SkiprJohn Meets & Greets 3 22-03-2008 14:29

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:15.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.