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wanted: sails

PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:47 pm
by mainefalcon
Hi all,
If anyone has a good used set of sails, or knows where I can get one, please let me know. I just found out from the sail repair shop that our sails are beyond repair. Thanks!!

Re: wanted: sails

PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:34 pm
by DaveD
SailRite has the dimensions and can get you a quote if you email jeff@sailrite.com.

http://www.sailrite.com

Here is the dimension page for our boat. They also have a different cut for a Falcon by McVay.
http://www.sailritesails.com/ShowAd.aspx?id=4499&SourceID=%200%20&BoatName=FALCON


I assume that's the McVay Fiberglass Yachts version.

Last time I checked with Jeff it was round 750 for Jib and Main in a basic 4oz dacron. I wanted to add reef points because I would like to do some bigger lake sailing and would like to take in some sail if I'm in stiffer air.

My current sail for my boat is from a Snipe. It's a tad smaller than the Falcon Main, but it gets me sailing for a lot less money then a custom made sail at the moment. The luff is shorter, which helps with boom height (I'm a bigger guy) that some people have mentioned here. The foot is also shorter. It's also a bit smaller sail area, which is OK for me, because I would rather have the control, then the speed. I don't have trouble keeping up with other boats my size in a race, especially with the genoa up.

I have 2 jibs for mine, one Genoa sized, and a smaller "g-string" jib for stiffer wind.

I've seen some around on the web for $100ish.

Good luck.

--DD