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 Post subject: Sail RepairS
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:38 pm 
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Looking for recommendation to fix small tears on my
sail after a small accident. Looking at Incom RE3843 Sail patch Tape
http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... SEeXx0gHK6
First time for me doing this fix so any suggestion is appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Sail RepairS
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:03 am 
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Location: Franklin Lakes, NJ
ctricoche wrote:
Looking for recommendation to fix small tears on my
sail after a small accident. Looking at Incom RE3843 Sail patch Tape
http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... SEeXx0gHK6
First time for me doing this fix so any suggestion is appreciated.

Thanks


How big are the holes? What you have is good for small holes and tears.


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 Post subject: Re: Sail RepairS
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:15 am 
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Location: Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Best to take it to the experts and get it fixed right. Sail repairs generally isn't that expensive.


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 Post subject: Re: Sail RepairS
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:29 am 
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Location: Saint John, NB Canada sailing on Washademoak Lake
Yup, it's not as expensive as one might think. Take it to a sail loft and get a quote before spending the money on tape.

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 Post subject: Re: Sail RepairS
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:33 am 
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Thanks for your input. The sail rubbed against a rough surface the holes are not that big but are many, 6 total, and about two to three inches apart the biggest one is one inch in diameter. I just want to get on the water before the season is over. I will take it to the sail shop for an estimate.


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 Post subject: Re: Sail RepairS
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:56 am 
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For a quick fix try this stuff.

http://www.tear-aid.com/index.htm

This is found in most major outdoor retailers and outdoor shops. I've used it to literally seal a hole in the hull of my boat and sailed it for a week until i could get it properly fixed. Once this stuff is on, it's fixed. And it's cheap. $7 or $8 gets you a sheet of it and a few small patches. Worth a shot. It can be a permanent fix if you want it to be.


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