Cost estimate for new sails

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  • 20 Dec 2018 19:24
    Reply # 6968014 on 6899148

    Thanks for the guesstimate from Sebastian, Jonny. Interesting to get that. I'm sure it would be a lovely sail. There must be members in the U.S who can recommend a good maker of junk sails? Or you could DIY! Good luck with it.

    Pol

  • 16 Dec 2018 22:14
    Reply # 6961962 on 6899148

    Hi Jonny

    Their website is www.westawaysails.co.uk or email john@westawaysails.co.uk.

    Hope this helps

    Mark

  • 15 Dec 2018 13:48
    Reply # 6960829 on 6960355
    Anonymous wrote:Hi Jonny,

    We made our own sail last year, about 52squM with a lot of help from  Arne and his design.  actually we had to get the sewing done for us, in my shed, as the machine we bought second-hand for the job was not up to it. I can recommend diy sails if you have any spare time. I didn't, and i don't, so the process was not as smooth as I'd have liked, but not only did we save quite a bit of cash, but the thinking brought us a lot closer to this thing that we were new to, namely sailing a junk rigged boat!

    Sorry you heard nothing from the UK sailmaker. However I know that Sebastian will build a lovely sail, and I notice that Arne is recommending someone much closer to (your) home I think? I too can highly recommend a cambered sail.

    Good luck with your thinking it all out! It would be interesting to hear a rough "per square metre" price quoted if you have a moment.

    Pol.

    ps the previously named (Westaway?) has got a web presence, if you Google him.

    Thanks Pol. I did get a "rough quote" from Sebstian: 4,000 Euro, which was very close to my "guess-timate"! The sailmaker in The U.S. told me he doesn't have time to make sails anymore.
  • 14 Dec 2018 21:54
    Reply # 6960355 on 6899148
    Hi Jonny,

    We made our own sail last year, about 52squM with a lot of help from  Arne and his design.  actually we had to get the sewing done for us, in my shed, as the machine we bought second-hand for the job was not up to it. I can recommend diy sails if you have any spare time. I didn't, and i don't, so the process was not as smooth as I'd have liked, but not only did we save quite a bit of cash, but the thinking brought us a lot closer to this thing that we were new to, namely sailing a junk rigged boat!

    Sorry you heard nothing from the UK sailmaker. However I know that Sebastian will build a lovely sail, and I notice that Arne is recommending someone much closer to (your) home I think? I too can highly recommend a cambered sail.

    Good luck with your thinking it all out! It would be interesting to hear a rough "per square metre" price quoted if you have a moment.

    Pol.

    ps the previously named (Westaway?) has got a web presence, if you Google him.

  • 11 Dec 2018 22:05
    Reply # 6955912 on 6899393
    Anonymous wrote:

    Hi, try giving John Pollard at Westaway sails a call 01752 892560. He just made a flat cut 54 square metre sail.

    Mark

    Hi Mark,

    Does John have a web site or email?

    thanks!

  • 18 Nov 2018 07:34
    Reply # 6912424 on 6899148
    Anonymous wrote:

    Hello everyone!


    I have been looking at a new , potential boat that will be in need of a new suit of sails.

    it's a 32 ft. junk schooner. I've written to Chris Scanes and Exe sails numerous times for quotes ... but , have gotten no reply yet. I need an estimate to help negotiate my offer price.

    I'm wondering if some of the experts here could possibly give me  an estimated guess on how much new sails would cost?

    The total sail area is 560 ft.

    1 flat cut junk main with batten pockets and 1 flat cut foresail with batten pockets.

    any ideas???

    thanks.

    Jonny




    Six or so years ago I made a 326 sq ft sail from Odyssey lll cloth for around $1,000 AU.
  • 12 Nov 2018 00:00
    Reply # 6899629 on 6899148

    Thanks guys! I'll send out a few emails tomorrow!

  • 11 Nov 2018 20:19
    Reply # 6899475 on 6899148
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    And then you could contact Stuart Hopkins of Dabbler Sails in VA, USA.

    Stuart has made a few junk sails, even with cambered panels, and he seems to know what he is doing.

    Arne

  • 11 Nov 2018 19:19
    Reply # 6899437 on 6899148

    Jonny: contact Sebastian - ahoi@tuchwerkstatt.de - he specialises in junk sails (and advertises in the JRA magazine) He can build you a sail from UV resistant Weathermax and add camber. I would recommend both.

    Annie




  • 11 Nov 2018 18:04
    Reply # 6899393 on 6899148

    Hi, try giving John Pollard at Westaway sails a call 01752 892560. He just made a flat cut 54 square metre sail.

    Mark

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