SECOND HAND SAILS 4 SALE - used sails for sale
 
At this time of year most of us are looking out our boat equipment - including sails - to see if they need replacing or just cleaned.  If your sails are reasonably new then just taking them out of the sail bag and giving them a wash will do.  However, for older sails that the sun has been baking down on all season after season, these may well need replacing.  This could prove expensive if you decide to buy brand new.  Thankfully, there are second hand sails advertised for sale that can be the answer to your problem.  Often these sails will have had little use.  Sometimes these sails are replaced with new larger sails, so there is little wrong with them.  If it is dinghy sails they are quite often rarely used each season; in fact they may be in as new condition!  Those adverised here will no doubt have several photos for you to judge their condition. Also, you can contact the seller and ask plenty of questions about their use, age and condition.  Make a list of between 5 and 10 questions you would like answers to, before contacting the seller.  Once you are satisfied of the reply, then you should be confident of buying.
 
This is the site for second hand sails for sale, cheaply and at bargain prices!  At anyone time there are used sails of all types for sale at very low cost. Whether it is a mainsail for your boat or a foresail like a jib, genoa or spinnaker, they will be on this site for you to buy.  Used sails are for sale for various reasons.  The boat may have had a change of rig, or the sail has been replaced with one which has a heavier cloth.  Cheap sails do not necessarily mean inferior sails; perhaps the boat has been sold and the spare sails were not included in the inventory.  This allows the owner to sell them onto someone who needs sails at a reasonable cost.
 
Click on any of the 'Store Navigation' pages on the lefthandside to find sails for sale.
 
Mainsails are sometimes replaced because the method of reefing them has changed.  A yacht may have had slab reefing and changed to roller reefing or vice versa.  The original mainsail will probably be perfectly useable for many years to come! 
 
Jibs are another sail that may be replaced for a variety of reasons. A change in the rig from sloop to cutter may mean that there is no use for that size of jib. Genoa are popular sails on yachts because they are so useful in light winds to move the boat through the water.  As are spinnakers.  Spinnakers add another dimension to sailing that those new to the sport are eager to experience.
 
Often sails get torn and need repairing.  You could take your torn sail to a sailmaker to repair.  However, this could be expensive.  You could buy a replacement sail cloth and ask for an experienced machinist to repair it.  The advantage of this is obviously the savings in cost.  However, the disadvantage is that each sail is 'cut' in a particular way to give a certain shape.  So be careful about how the replacement piece is cut and sown in.  You could repair a small tear by yourself and buy a sailmakers  tool kit ( palm, twine and needle).  There are several books published on sail repairs. These books also describe how to make a sail cheaply with diagrams showing the parts of the sail and where it needs to be strengthened.
 
Sometimes it is best to forget about repairing the sail and just replace it with a second hand or new sail of a similar size.  Probably the reason the sail has torn is that it has deteriorated due to being left exposed to the sunlight.  Always use a sail cover over the boom to protect the mainsail from UVA light that has the effect of making the sail cloth brittle and easily torn when under pressure from the wind.
 
Use this site to find your replacement sail.  There are many bargains that are advertised each day.  So browse by clicking on any of the pictures and find more information about the sail.
 
Remember these are bargain prices for quality used or second hand sails!
 
 
 
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