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Old 28-06-2014, 14:40   #1
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What to do with unneeded sails?

My boat came with a bunch of sails, a couple brand new ones, not sure I have a complete set in the bunch, except for one from 27ft sloop, and the original junk sail pair from my cat. I tried CL locally which got no interest.

So any suggestion on what to do with them, try to sell them individually, convert them to canvas bags? Make sunshades?
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Re: What to do with unneeded sails?

E Bay, with photos and sizes then start the advert cheap. Works this side of the pond. Alternatively on here but, don't link to an e bay advert, tis not allowed.

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Re: What to do with unneeded sails?

Hi Jack,
There is two ways to get rid of your sails:
1- Put them on craigslist.com with clear pictures.
2- Baconsails.com in Annapolis. MD, you can call them, and ship the sails to them from CA. It a consignment store, and when they sell them, they send you a check.
I sold few sails in the past with them.
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Minney's is in California. Give them a call. 949 548-4192.
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Our club could use an extra Catalina 27 standard rig mainsail. It fits our 2 International Folkboats.
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Re: What to do with unneeded sails?

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My boat came with a bunch of sails, a couple brand new ones, not sure I have a complete set in the bunch, except for one from 27ft sloop, and the original junk sail pair from my cat. I tried CL locally which got no interest.

So any suggestion on what to do with them, try to sell them individually, convert them to canvas bags? Make sunshades?
The most common re-purposing is gear and sail bags. If you don't have a sewing machine, the time or the inclination...

The brand new ones might sell if you know what they are for.

The others I'd offer up free here.

I have my old genny still around somewhere. I may consider using the material for an eventual cockpit shade... Might look a bit "junkie" unless I could get a nice piece where the seams would run straight...
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Oh, forgot to mention that Minney's also is a consignment store or might buy them outright or allow you credit in their store.
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Re: What to do with unneeded sails?

Anyone use these guys? Used Sails from Second Wind Sails

Sails are really too big for a picture.
They are also rather heavy I've noticed! So must be expensive to ship.
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Anyone use these guys? Used Sails from Second Wind Sails

Sails are really too big for a picture.
They are also rather heavy I've noticed! So must be expensive to ship.
I just bought two Catalina 27 mainsails from John Malloy at Second Wind for our club. They both fit in a USPS Box and we had them in less than 5 days for a cost of $69. That was Florida to Hawaii.

The reason I mentioned Minney's is that they are in CA.
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Do you have a storm sail?

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Re: What to do with unneeded sails?

So here is my notes on the sails I have from the last time I moved them.
I can go open up a bag and inspect further on condition if a size shown
might be of interest to anyone.

I talked to Minnie's and they told me they are not buying sails or doing consignment right now, guess they have enough inventory already.

I'm working on clearing out all my stuff to rent my house and focus on building my solar boat.
Everything must go.
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Re: What to do with unneeded sails?

Im interested in the small triangular sail in the green bag. Is it a hank on sail? Condition? Is it white? How much do you want plus shipping?

Thank you very much for your time. Im sure you are busy.

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So here is my notes on the sails I have from the last time I moved them.
I can go open up a bag and inspect further on condition if a size shown
might be of interest to anyone.

I talked to Minnie's and they told me they are not buying sails or doing consignment right now, guess they have enough inventory already.

I'm working on clearing out all my stuff to rent my house and focus on building my solar boat.
Everything must go.
I didn't know that about Minney's. Sorry for the recommendation. They do have bins and bins of sails.

I know there used to be several consignment stores in SF area. One was in Alameda. Something Pelican or Pelican something. Maybe someone from that area can help with that. There are two in Portland, OR and at least one in Seattle.

You certainly have a varied assortment.
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Im interested in the small triangular sail in the green bag. Is it a hank on sail? Condition? Is it white? How much do you want plus shipping?
Pulled it out, attached pic of it. Hank on jib, looks in good solid condition, minor little stains. Make an offer, not too heavy so shipping not a big deal on this small size.
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No problem, appreciate it, this is just recently.
Yeah they all came with the boat, just stuff he picked up over the years i'm sure before he passed away.

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I didn't know that about Minney's. Sorry for the recommendation. They do have bins and bins of sails.

I know there used to be several consignment stores in SF area. One was in Alameda. Something Pelican or Pelican something. Maybe someone from that area can help with that. There are two in Portland, OR and at least one in Seattle.

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