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 Post subject: Telltales Repair, How?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:28 pm 
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Most of my sails are older and the telltales are unfortunately gone.
I could buy some, I guess...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Newport-Tell-Tale-Wind-Indicator-1-8-2-Pack-Davis-221-/220579389381?pt=Boat_Parts_Accessories_Gear&hash=item335b8e5fc5
but they are kinda expensive for what they are.
Has anyone found a good, inexpensive way to make their own and adhere them to dacron sails?

I did a search but didn't find anything helpful...

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:01 pm 
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Has anyone found a good, inexpensive way to make their own and adhere them to dacron sails?
yarn and "scotch" tape?

you don't want those (ebay) telltales for the shrouds

call your local Hobie dealer and get a pack of Black Beautys

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:44 pm 
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A cheap and easy way to fix tell tales is to purchase some "Slime" bicycle patches (they are green and sticky as hell) and whatever ribbon, string etc.. to put them on the shround I tie the yarn on where I want it and anchor it with the patch by bending it around the shroud and the knot and sticking it back to itself. (half moon style)

Cheap, simple won't wonder up or down and lasts a long time.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:09 pm 
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Fantastic!
That's just the kind of tip I was looking for...
Thanks

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:49 am 
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I made some out of orange surveyor's flagging. I cut it into thin strips and fastened them to the sail with a spot of sail repair tape. I also tie about 2 feet of it to the head of the sail. If you ask nice, a surveyor will give you some.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:05 pm 
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Follow this link to find just what you're looking for: http://www.mariner-sails.com/partdetail.asp?id=23703 14 telltales for $7.95. If you are in the military, shipping is free. :D

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:59 am 
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Air Flow Tells - Black Beauty - HC 335
Online Price: $7.95

Mark, that's what I said originally, call your Hobie dealer and spend eight bucks! They'll fit in an envelope.
Amazing the time and effort people will spend to re-invent the wheel.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:20 am 
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Air Flow Tells - Black Beauty - HC 335


are no longer available. Some dealers still have them though.

Tell tails are now only # 334 AIR FLOW TELS, RED / GREEN

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