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Old 01-11-2007, 13:44   #1
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pirate Wanted: New or Used Main for Gemini 105M

Getting ready for 5-6 months in Bahamas, our existing Main Sail is serviceable and we want a spare. All reasonable offers considered. thank you

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Our Mainsail on our Privilege 39 lasted for eleven years before we had to replace it. The stiching never failed in all those years. The heavy dacron canvas eventually became rotten and holes started opening up in high stress areas. We patched the holes with sticky dacron, but the sail was too degraded to use for an atlantic crossing.

If your mainsail isn't rotten, and if you aren't going any further than the Bahamas, I would get wide sticky back Dacron tape for emergency repairs and save my money for now. A five months cruise isn't a very long time for a sail to have to last, and a mainsail takes up a lot of room to store. Later on you can invest in a new sail if you go on a longer cruise to remote locations.
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pirate Thanks for info

Will discuss this with the Admiral. (Mrs.) thanks. There are small holes that seem from wear when furled into sail cover more than anything, and we've already put the 'tape' you recommend on them.

A bit leery is all.. had an old sail 'blow out' on LAST trip to Bahamas, and realize storage problem for a spare... "Where ya gonna put it" should be the question asked of EVERY item coming aboard for sure.

This sail has always been in a sail cover when not powering the boat, and is a 1999 model, so it's 8 yrs old, going on 9.

Thanks again. Will still shop and see what this little 'extra' might cost.

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