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Re: Sail tape not sticking

Originally Posted by Hiroshimasunset View Post
Oh, made a mistake...we are trying repair wear on the leech of the main. Does it take some time for the tape to reach maximum bond strength?

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That makes more sense, but now you're into an area with a heavy stitching pattern, which lifts the tape off the sailcloth and inhibits the 'stick'..

It won't cost a fortune to have a sailmaker repair the leech, and if it's an older it sail it may benefit from a wee 'tuck' anyhow. If the wear comes from spreader or shroud contact they could add a patch at the same time.


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