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Re: Sail tape not sticking
Originally Posted by Hiroshimasunset
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?
Thanks for the replies
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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