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I must admit that I agree with Aaron N.
A friend of mine (with a sloop rig about the size of our 32a) got a new half price mainsl built overseas. It was fine, but, . . . it needed tweeking and that cost a few hundred dollars locally. Then, it needed more tweeking and that cost a few more hundred dollars locally. I'm still not sure if all the tweaking is done. Meanwhile, I had already ordered a new custom made, hand made in the USA, main and staysl from the sailmaker that built the last sails for my W32 in the mid 1980s. I was even able to send him the old sails to make sure he could reproduce them as closely as possible. Total cost, I figure, about $300-$500 more than my friends spent on their half price sail (main). The price differential includes a third set of reef points and handsewn rings and leather chafe protection, etc..., etc..., and top flight modern sail cloth, to boot. Of course, I also have shipping costs of about $60 each way. I'll be getting delivery any day now.
Good luck and I hope you find a deal that gives you max bang for the buck.

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