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Old 06-02-2013
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Re: Can sails shrink?

This sounds exactly like my problem. The cloth is still very good but it seems to me like the bolt ropes may have shrunk and are pulling the fabric. The jib is just fine. Of course it doesn't have bolt ropes which make me believe that the ropes are the problem.

I currently live 180 miles away from Seattle and out here there are no sail shops. Actually... there are no sailboats on the lake at all. Just water ski power boats and PWCs. (I'd be bored with something like that in 5 minutes. It's like driving a car)

So my next question is; can I fix this myself? Maybe pull it back into somehow shape possibly?
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