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    Posted: 04 Jun 05 at 10:54am

Just wondering if anyone knows where i can get hold of a new radail sail for less than rooster/lasersailing are charging? they are charging a fortune for them at the moment!



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i have a mint mark5 sail which is the one the fat boys want in the radial fleet

see if u can pick one of them up

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jon Emmett Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jun 05 at 12:00pm

There are 'fake' sails available but if you wish to race you need to purchase a genuine sail. It is interesting people are still talking about the mark 5/6 debate. At the Garda Worlds Aron won using a mark 6 and pretty much the only person using a mark 5 in Oz was Michael...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote radial179102 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jun 05 at 9:23pm
isnt there a mark 7? i thort that was wot i had already... either way i want another one of them. one that I can use at the nationals in abersoch


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jon Emmett Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jun 05 at 8:50am

The current sail is a Mark 6. Although there tends to be a few mark 5 still hanging around. In the 49ers we changed to pryde sails but there are still a few North sails hanging around but the numbers get smaller each year...

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but back to the question, i really need a new one! any ideas where i can get a decent one cheaply?



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Post Options Post Options   Quote hurricane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jun 05 at 8:11pm
em a while ago with exchange rates it was worth getting one shipped from america worked out a hell of alot cheaper even after postage!
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However the sails in the UK where much better than the American ones...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stefan Lloyd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jun 05 at 9:09am

Quite intrigued by that, Jon: hadn't heard that one before. They are supposed to be one-design! Do you think the UK ones are faster or just better made?

Regarding importing: generally the shipping company will make you pay VAT and import duties as well as shipping charges (as you are legally required to do) and these take a big chunk out of any savings you think you might be making. Just looking at the price in the USA can be misleading. Shopping if you are over there is another matter, especially if you don't exceed the personal allowance on what you bring back.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jon Emmett Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jun 05 at 10:26am
Being one design both sails where ment to be produced from 3.8 once dacron but the UK sails always seemed 'stiffer' if that is the correct word.
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