Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New England
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while you can repair it yourself, why bother? If you live near a sail loft, they can do it faster and most likely better than you. Pull the sail off the boat, drop it off on a Monday. They can do the work in a few hours, pick it up on Friday, pay a few $, reinstall on your boat, go sailing.
If you fix it yourself, you will to buy the stuff from Sailrite, wait for delivery, go to your boat, undo the stitching, put in the new slide, and resew. Probably will take an hour or so to full do the repair plus the cost.
My approach, yes, you will have to remove the sail and get it to the loft, but if the loft is near the boat, it shouldn't be an issue and you have it done correctly for only a few dollars. They may even be able to do it while you wait.
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