I don't use the DIY approach for sails.
I send mine in to sailcare and let the experts do their thing.
When my quote came back from Sailcare it included having the UV protection replaced. I belive that my original UV material was PVC and the proffesionals at Sailcare offered me the same or Sunbrella. I went with the same material is it is lighter than sunbrella. Also they are going to modify the Leach of the sail as well as the foot when replacing the UV.
It might be worth it to send to someone who has extensive experience with sail's and thier care.
I think its money well spent, Jerry at Sailcare is first class. I expect I will be receiving back a better sail than the one I sent in. For me, thats money well spent.
Courtney is My Hero
If a man is to be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most - E.B. White
Last edited by sailortjk1; 01-13-2009 at 10:59 AM.