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Old 09-12-2015, 21:47   #1
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Buying used sails in Australia

Have been considering extending our sail wardrobe and possibly upgrading and or getting a bigger headsail.Am getting prices on new but would like to compare used.I have done a bit of searching for outlets that specialise in used sails in Aus but have only come up with one operator who is on EBay and appears to be more a consignment operator.
Anyone know of used sail sales in Aus?
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Re: Buying used sails in Australia

I'll be getting rid of my old sails soon. Don't know if they'd be any use to you.
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Re: Buying used sails in Australia

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I'll be getting rid of my old sails soon. Don't know if they'd be any use to you.
Your old are much newer than my old so possibly.I need to do some exact measuring first and will PM you .
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Re: Buying used sails in Australia

I presume you already found AlanSecondSail on eBay, who works out of Orange or Dubbo. You could also try NZ:

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Re: Buying used sails in Australia

FWIW. I bought a Genoa from alansecondsail on eBay. The sail was exactly as he described: "used probably once". Every sail Alan Barber sells has multiple hi-def images. The man even goes to pains to photograph the slightest flaws. I've spoken to him a few times on the phone, an honest man and highly recommended.
Selling sails in Orange? Yep, used to be a Sydney sail maker.
My Genoa was C. 50% of new price.
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