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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:24 pm 
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I noticed last Tuesday when I was out on the water that my sail has a 1 1/2" long tear in the clear portion. What is the best way to repair this?

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 2:38 pm 
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Hobie resells "Tear-Aid". Type A is what you want.

Or any windsurf shop could help you out.

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

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 3:24 pm 
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Clear shipping tape will work for a few weeks, but replacing all the clear parts of the sail will probably be needed soon. A local windsurf shop here on Maui does it for me for $100us per AI sail.

A new AI sail lists for $571us, a TI $695us.

Causes seem to be age, sun and then anything that causes creases like during transport (tie downs) or storage.

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 7:19 pm 
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Great! Thanks for the help again guys.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:32 am 
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NOHUHU wrote:
Hobie resells "Tear-Aid". Type A is what you want.

Or any windsurf shop could help you out.

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

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Yeah, the Tear aid made my tears disappear. Frankly, this adhesive worked for me quiet well. :D

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