Re: Sailcare running up the tab?
I've always used Moorhouse Sailmakers in Lumberton, NJ. Every other season I get the sails cleaned and repaired. The cleaning is $99 and the minor repairs/re-stitching usually come in around $25-$35.
Skip sold the business last year but I'm told the woman who did most of his work is still there so I'm going to give them a try.
So there are local options if you're not happy with Sailcare's work.
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