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Old 05-07-2008, 05:25   #16
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I have just had what I consider to be a good buy. Was looking for a second hand main, approx 12.6m luff, Taskers in Perth had a good cruising main, PO had decided to go racing, it was very suited to a recut, and for $1000 all up I am very happy.
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:36   #17
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On a side note I went into Mack sails last week to get a new staysail quoted, I got the impression they didn't want the business (or maybe they just don't like me I dunno ) anyhow, they quoted me two month lead time and twice the price as Doyle quoted me, so they won, I can take a hint.

The main reason I went there was the guy who owned the boat before me had worked there and Mack did a brand new main and brand new genoa, so I figured I'd have the trashed staysail remade to match. I think the only reason the PO didn't do the staysail is he didn't use it.
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Old 02-12-2010, 18:48   #18
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Anyone know who in Australia (Sydney) deals with used sails? I'm on the other side of the fence, have changed to furled from hanked on and got a good deal on a new sail so find myself with a large No.1 (the no.2 I'm keeping as a spare and converted to furling). I just don't have to room to keep it onboard and the idea of simply throwing it out doesn't appeal. Surely someone would want it for a few bucks?
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Great experince

i had great luck in finding mac at south sails in melbourne Fl(US) indian harbour beach.
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i mean, not only did the guy come in way under what he quoted me, he drove the sails over on his way home and tossed in a bike for the wife
reworked a used mizzen with great workmanship and patched my old one and i got some used sail covers for way too cheap.
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Second Hand Sails

There's a guy who sells a lot of second ahnd sails on Ebay, who is located in St Ives - northern Sydney suburb, who may be interested in buying.

He trades on Ebay as Alansecondsail I think, but go to the boat parts/accessories and search for sails and you should find him.

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I bought a used headsail from some outfit in Texas about 8 years ago, and it was just fine. Well worth what I paid for it. I have also just concluded a purchase from Bill Posner, who was advertising in our trade column. After a bit of futzing about with dimensions, I have a used main on the way. I'll let you know how it works out when I get it. The main on Sabre Dance is UV'd to death, and I don't want to spend a fortune on a new one at this time. Bill had a couple that should do, picked the nicer one and at $1000 its between a 3rd and a 4th of what a new one will cost me.

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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Minnie's Yacht Surplus. I got a great deal on an almost new 150% Genny for my Cal 46 ($700 incl. shipping). Great service from a very friendly staff.
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Anyone know who in Australia (Sydney) deals with used sails? I'm on the other side of the fence, have changed to furled from hanked on and got a good deal on a new sail so find myself with a large No.1 (the no.2 I'm keeping as a spare and converted to furling). I just don't have to room to keep it onboard and the idea of simply throwing it out doesn't appeal. Surely someone would want it for a few bucks?
What size boat? Last seasons skiff rigs are always going cheap. A lot of TS owners buy them

We converted and RL24 year with a number 4 rig from Nokia (18footer) some years back. Talk about a go fast trailer sailer!

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My new (used) main just arrived by mail. Kinda hard to tell what shape its in until I can find some place to spread it out but from the little bit I can see, it appears to be in great shape. I just spoke to my sail maker and we will be spreading it out on the loft floor next week sometime to give it a once over. I expect it will need to be modified a bit to fit my boat but hopefully only the slides need changing and a set of battens.

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Re: Used Sails

Reinstituting the thread because it is timely.

I bought a used headsail from Atlantic Sail Traders and am happy with the purchase.

HOWEVER, I sent them two sails I no longer have a need for. They buy sails.

After two weeks I called them and was told they were working on "opening the box" when they had time.

I then called them and was told I'd get a call back "in an hour". Nope.

I called them three hours later and was told I'd get a call back in "ten minutes". Nope.

You'll probably do better on eslay or Craigslist.

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