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Sail Repair Recommendations Needed

Hi all, I received about 5-6 frantic calls yesterday from my marina telling me that my furled headsail had come loose in the 35-50 MPH winds that were blowing. I was stuck at work for 24 hours so I tried to talk them through dropping the sail (unsuccessfully). After the fifth or sixth call I began to make arrangements to get relieved and go to the boat myself. When I got there last night the wind was still howling and the marina staff had winched the sheets tight back to the cockpit on both sides. So the sail was still flapping wildly and coming apart.

I was able to drop the sail and ball it up, so I threw it into my car and left. This morning I laid it out and surveyed the damage. From what I can tell all the rips are along seams and not in the fabric itself. So I went from pricing new sails to just needing to find a reputable sail shop in the Los Angeles area. Wow, lucky me!

So, anybody out there have a good sail loft that they use in the Marina Del Rey or Channel Islands/Ventura area?

Thanks in advance.


Odyssey, '79 CSY 44 Cutter
Channel Islands, CA

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