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 Post subject: Sail rip/two piece mast
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:03 am 
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Quick question - I am using a two piece mast that I assemble everytime that I rig the boat. The sail has a small tear at the top of the sail near the bead/rope that slides up the mast. It goes up fine, but it gets hung up when I bring the sail down. So, two questions:

1. Other than the small rip that gets hung up, the sail is in good shape. Is there a way to repair this?

2. How can I keep it from happening again in the future?

Thanks for any information,

Kevin


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:01 pm 
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1. Sail tape, available at West Marine, etc...

2. Check for rough edges in the luff track or sharp corners at the joint, and file/sand them down. Then use McLube Sailkote (also available at West Marine, etc...) in the track and on the sail's bolt rope.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:55 pm 
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Where would I be without you guys. Thanks for the quick reply and great advice.

Kevin


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