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    Posted: 12 Sep 2012 at 3:14pm
I am starting to think about a new set of sails.
 
Could anyone tell me what they have paid for a new main in Dacron?
 
Also for a standard No 1, for a furler, in a similar material?
 
I am just thinking about ball park figures for cruising sails so it does not matter if it was an expensive cut, cloth or loft; tho it helps if you could briefly point this out.
 
Many thanks.
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I had a new main and furling genoa from Alan Harris at Sailshape in Fowey this season. They are in Hydranet cloth ( see http://www.dimension-polyant.com/en/Hydranet_2_2_1.php ) which is top quality and expensive - sails were £1850 and £2300 respectively - but this includes fully battened main/cars/etc, foam luff, etc.. Alan Harris put a lot of time into building the sails specifically for me and I'm very happy with them. I'd recommend him.
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hi Doug
I had a fully battened main from Peter Sanders this year in dacron for less than 1K all in. I'm very pleased with it but I am no expert. Also he was very helpful.
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Thanks johnF and Keny.
 
I have just ordered my main from Chris Scanes.   I considered Hydranet but in the end went for the premium offering from Contender.  
 
In price it will fall between the two figures mentioned - should be about £1200, but the maker did reuse some of my old Rutgerson fittings for the long battens.   It was ready within the week and I pick it up tomorrow!   He reckoned there was 2 1/2 days work in making the sail.
 
PS
 
I asked for a quote on a genoa and he said "about the same"


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Sabre Sails in Swansea would give you a good quote I'm sure, speak to Simon the loft owner - really helpful and experienced (exNorth Sails loft manager ).
 
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