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Recondition old sails

I do not mean simply stitching worn threads but re-shaping a sail. We know the dimensions the sail should have and what it currently is so why not install full battens fastened to the sail to restore for/aft shape and maybe stitched on dacron tape of correct length to restore vertical shape.
New sails are very expensive, would this exceed a large fraction of the cost of new sails?
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Re: Recondition old sails

The material itself loses strength and becomes brittle (once past the "gone soft" stage). Having them re-cut, re-stitched, battens added and so on is indeed likely to be close to the cost of a new sail, or even exceed it I would suspect.

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