SailNet Community - View Single Post - Do I need to put a sealer on my sails after cleaning them
View Single Post
post #10 of Old 05-26-2013
svHyLyte
Old as Dirt!
 
svHyLyte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Posts: 2,937
Thanks: 15
Thanked 130 Times in 123 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Do I need to put a sealer on my sails after cleaning them

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheWollard View Post
How often do you clean your sails?

Any advice for cleaning a jib on a furler?
It's like reefing. The first time you say to yourself, "Gee, I wonder if I should clean my sails" you probably should. And they should be rinsed with fresh water often, to the extent possible, to remove salt crystals that eat up the fabric/stitches. For the jib, on a windless day I scrub the decks clean and then drop the sail and clean it incrementally from top to bottom as it is rehoisted, a few feet at a time. It takes patience and persistence, particularly if the sail is very large, the the effort is worth while.

FWIW...

"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."

Last edited by svHyLyte; 05-28-2013 at 12:42 PM.
svHyLyte is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to svHyLyte For This Useful Post:
TheWollard (05-26-2013)
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome