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Re: Sailcare running up the tab?
Their estimate should have appraise you of any likely collateral damage. They know damn well that sails have sail numbers on them, and if those are likely to come off an old sail, they should mention that up front.
I'd tell 'em to clean it like the said, and if they damage the sail numbers, they can glue them back on. Same as any car wash that damages my car, that's their problem, especially when they don't warn me.
How else did $188 become $350?
I hate to disagree vis-a-vis sail numbers, logo's et al, but at least here we often see boats sailing with unmarked sails, particularly if they are replacement sails for original equipment and the owners are not racers. Of the 40+ sail boats in our little 55 slip marina, I suspect less than half have marked sails. N'any case, re-gluing or even hand sewing isn't a big deal. I've redone ours a couple of times as the sun here (southwest Florida) can really eat up glued markings.
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