Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Annapolis MD
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SD, I wash them in mild soapy water each spring when I do the bright work. These are the soft fuzzy double braid, When i walk on the deck if they rub against my arm, they burn.
The past few sails, i've been easing the lazy sheet to see if that helps, but the only difference i can see is where the burn mark occurs on the staysail.
I like the idea of some protection, but it would not be easy to install or remove, the burns start just above the clew when the staysail is rolled and occur all the way down to about 1 foot above the foot. I wish I was tall enough to reach the clew but that is not possible. Ideally, I'm looking for something that will not require me to go up front to prep the sail before using it.
I imagine i'll take it to a sail maker this fall when go on the hard to see if they have a material that may work better. If not, i may just have to add another layer of sunbrella to the bottom half of the saysail.
It has not yet burned the sail, but I imagine a few tacks with the sheet rubbing at the same spot will begin to do damage.
Oh recently I put a few more wraps on the staysail when furled in hopes that the staysail sheets wrapped around may provide some additional protection.
Oh, I'd never trade my Mason... she is great! (well maybe i'd consider an Oyster)
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