So, as most of our friends and family know, Jordan and I
are pretty cheap like to save money. If that means a drastic drop in a quality product/service, we usually still choose the cheaper option. Saving one dollar here and one dollar there is a beautiful thing, especially when the off-brand CheezIt’s taste just as good as the real thing (actually way better since it was half the price).
On the contrary, we purchased a full set of new sails – NOT CHEAP. New sails were not in the original plan but after breaking two awl needles (big needles to penetrate thick material) attempting to repair the old sails and realizing we don’t have the space for a sewing machine, we started shopping around for new sails. We got a good deal from Mack Sails and decided to kit out the boat with a new roller furling jib, staysail w/cover, and mainsail with the Mack Pack and lazy jacks. We picked forest green (my favorite color!) for the sail covers and they look super awesome. Not only do they look great, but we know they will last a long time and provide us a lot more sailing convenience. They were a sh*t ton of money, but we’re happy and figure they are a great investment for the boat.