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Any tips for removing blood from Dacron sails? (don't ask)
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Dab with a little hydrogen peroxide with a cotton ball or rag, dried blood will foam up, wipe off and rinse well. Used to always work on my dark blue uniform pants. (you don't want to know)

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Any tips for removing blood from Dacron sails? (don't ask)
I have found a product by the name of "Wink", a Rust Stain Remover available at most Supermarkets in the US, pretty effective. Since red blood cells have a high concentration of iron, a strong oxidizer is probably not the best stuff for removing it, eh?

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Dont remove it, but every now and then say under your breath, "Arggh, they be such a scurvy crew, I oughter feed em to the fishes".
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x2, it's great for stuff like that...
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Re: Blood on the sails

Wut Froggie sez......

Ya caint get yer Wile E. Coyote skool of sailing cert till ya bleed some onnit!

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Which is pretty much Hydrogen Peroxide!

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