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fox



Joined: 09 Sep 1997
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Location: Pine Point, Maine

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 for wind angel

and bygone would be a better epitaph for the Avon Sail House
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jpeter



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's a order of magnitude cost to replace a sail panel these days ? I put my board thru my beloved 5.4 Taka a few weeks back. I got lucky and found a used 5.3 Taka for just over $200 so bought it days later. So I'm now sitting on the broken sail wondering if it's worth repair. Seems like adding shipping both ways would make it hard to be cost effective.

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outcast



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All a great help thanks!...
JP: for me some the cost offset would be reecycling
Would rather pay to keep a skill set aive, and keep one out of the dumpster

(Only one, my addiction has burned thru some serious carbon footprint)

My guess is that shipping would be more than the repair

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gschuel1



Joined: 04 Apr 2005
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Location: Narragansett, RI

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cost to replace a sail panel will depend on whether new material is required. If yes, cost should be around $75. If the old panel is still OK, for example if just the stitching failed. cost might only be $25.

In any case a sail should be thoroughly rinsed in fresh water before bringing it to anyone for repair. A sandy sail can damage a sewing machine. Quantum Sails will reject your sail if it is full of sand.
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jpeter



Joined: 18 Oct 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will ask Nina first. If the sail could be fixed for 100$ or less it would definitely be worth it. It's a sail that's maybe at the midpoint of life. JP
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howleyj



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, it sounds like the price for a panel to be replaced with new material is around $75. Is that correct? Is that the price charged by a sail loft like Quantum in Newport or by Wind Angel in Buxton?
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rswabsin



Joined: 14 May 2000
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's probably a reasonable estimate. The panel I had replaced by Wind Angel was an x-ply panel out along the leech of the sail and the cost was about $50. It was roughly 4 square feet in size in a 6.5.
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braden



Joined: 12 Jun 1987
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Location: Providence RI

PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had good repair service in the past from Haarstick Sails NE, N Kingstown RI. (Seems like main location was Rochester NY, that's now Quantum Sails).
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BritishSteve



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Josie (Falmouth) just replaced a panel in my 7.0 sail, did a great job. Cool
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howleyj



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BritishSteve, what was the cost of that repair?
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