Where to buy old sails??

I'm looking for a sail, maybe 2, to make bags, beanbags, sunshades out of. BUT I can't find any cheaply. Do people not  get rid of old sails. I've seen fairly cheap ones but they are still useable as sails so it seems a waste. So shortly Where can I find sails which are no longer useable as sails?

Plus I'm in the UK

Love the idea, I bet old sails have a great texture and color, not to mention the history behind them. The only thing i could suggest would be Craig’s list or perhaps even eBay. Local clubs, if you have any, would defiantly be a place to check out. Also, dock auctions! Boats that have reached their last leg and don’t get sold get scraped; just grab the sails before the dock master does. Look for your local docks and ask them when their next auction is. Best of luck.
rickharris7 years ago
PointsNorth, do a search, will sell you all the fabrics you could need - new. Old sails - Sailing mags but the really poor ones are scrap and only go to friends.
orksecurity7 years ago
Contact local sailing clubs. But you can probably get sailcloth more cheaply as cloth.