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Not deteriorated. They were professionally cleaned and packed away for at least 15 years and I don't think they saw use in their life before that but it was nice of you to assume that. I find that there are many people who think that magic happens when you send them to a professional just to find out that they are doing the same thing you could do yourself with a little research and elbow grease. I guess there are people who can take care of their boats themselves and there are people who cant so they pay someone else to do it.
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Not to be negative, but I sent a sail to Sailcare to have reef points installed and they cleaned it even though I didn't request it. The sail was nearly new and quite "crisp". When I got it back, the reef points weren't where I had specified, and the sail felt like a flannel bed sheet. I'm afraid that it's useful life will be somewhat shorter than I had planned on.

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I used to like SailCare but a word of caution. They totally funked up a friends sail, shrunk it by more than a few inches IIRCC and they didn't build my batten pocket well at all. I saw them at the fall boat show and they offered to fix my main sail but I declined.

That said, there are probably more happy customers than unhappy by a wide margin. Here is a thread from A-S on the topic of SC, the end of thread is where it gets interesting Sail Care = Awesome

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I guess there are people who can take care of their boats themselves and there are people who cant so they pay someone else to do it.
And there are people whose mainsail will fit in a bathtub and some that don't, I guess.
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I was less than pleased with the service I received the last time I sent my sails to SailCare. They told me my roller furling genoa was beyond repair - wasn't, isn't - and tried to get me to have them build me a new sail. They must've been looking at someone ele's sail. They cleaned it anyway and replaced the tell tales on the luff. It was nice and clean but the tell tales were all screwed up - green ones on the port side and vice-versa. The mainsail was nice and clean, but the logo and numbers I had them put on two years before were gone. Leads me to believe they have little if any quality control.
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I wonder if spray nine would work. Can't imagine it'll hurt em
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Clean sails, Home, is a local place I have used with good results, they were recommended by a very good local loft. Both my main and an old jib were cleaned by them with no damage or problems. They have pick up spots in several locations around Puget Sound. The owner sails a T-Bird, the first boat my dad owned, so I do have a bit of a soft spot for them, but no affiliation.
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