I have an '03 Getaway that I sail a lot here in central Florida. I still have my original sails and the main is in great shape. The jib is showing some wear and getting a few pin holes from being handled over the years. I'm anal about keeping the sails out of the sun and taking good care of them. Because of the Florida sun beating down constantly on the tramps and wing covers I've had to replace them about every 4 years or so. I've tried covering the boat but between the mildew magnet that they become from trapping moisture and the hassle of using a cover I've abandoned that. I've replaced the jib sheet once because I leave it on the boat. The main sheet is original because I take it off of the boat when I'm done sailing. My hulls, mast, and rudders are all still hanging in there. This boat is built really well. A little bleach now and then on the hulls make them look brand new. When I saw the abuse that the Getaway could take in a resort's rental fleet in the Caribbean I figured that it would last me forever. So far, it has surpassed my expectations.