|Cast~Away's sails are graded on a 1-4 scale.
The reason we chose to grade in a 1-4 system is that grading used
sails is very difficult at its best, and we feel that a 1-10 system is cutting
it pretty close and subject to interpretation. Can anyone tell the difference between a 6 or 7, or how
about an 8 or 9? A 1-10 scale is just too fine no matter who the grader is.
Ergo 1-4. #4 being near perfect, #3 being good usable, #2 being
borderline usable, and #1 being just plain ugly. Due to
lack of movement, lately, we have been placing #1's and #2's on Ebay when
time allows. All sails sold on Ebay are 'as is/where is'. Keep
an eye on our auctions page off our home page main menu for any bargains.
Any of our used sail measurements (except #1's) are guaranteed, but if by any chance they are not, due to a measurement error on our part, they may be returned to us for a full refund, and we'll even pick up the total shipping costs. We try to be as fair as possible, but if a sail is purchased just to look at, doesn't fit due to an error on the buyers part, or is purchased with plans to recut, a refund less a $50.00 return charge and all shipping charges will then apply. So make very sure your sail measurements are accurate. We have a sail data base (Search for your Rig Dimensions) available that covers just about every boat made up until the last five years, but even then, it would be wise to take a physical measurement just to make sure. Measuring your older sails is a good thing.
All sails are FOB Sacramento, Ca., and shipping usually runs $25-$50 depending on the size of the sail. Shipping is via UPS, but, due to special needs we'll try to accommodate your wishes. Sails that are shipped out of the country will also be via UPS. Custom charges and duties will be the responsibility of the buyer.
We prefer a Cashiers Check, or M.O, and shipment will usually be made the following day. Personal checks are OK, however there will be a ten day shipping delay while the check clears our account. To speed things up we also take payments online through Paypal. This allows you to use your credit card if you wish. Please check with us first for a shipping quote before sending a payment.
See the POLICIES page for further information.