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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:39 pm 
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The Jib Halyard cable snagged my upper Jib Batten grommet and broke the grommet (the 2 halves are now separated. Being as I live 7 hours round trip to the nearest Sail Loft, is it going to have much affect if I pull that top smallest batten out and sail w/o it the rest of the season?
I have a couple other things that I need to get sorted out on my sails this winter...but don't really want to miss out on any sailing the end of this season.
Any other ideas on a temp fix? I love living in the boonies...but I would love it more if I could just drop this off to get fixed quick n easy!!! :lol:

I may just invest in a sewing kit and a spur grommet tool but Im sailing tomorrow!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:12 am 
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Sailing without the top batten will cause the leech to flutter (= wear quickly).

Grommets are easy to replace, and can usually be found at a craft store (Michaels - in the sewing section).


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:00 am 
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Hmm I have been looking around for those little spur grommets. Found em online but not local as yet.

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