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Re: Do I need to put a sealer on my sails after cleaning them

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.

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