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Sail Tracks

I have a sail that does not have track slides on it, is this something I can do myself, is it needed?

If it is something I can do, whats the best way.
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Mainsail with a boltrope ?

The slugs are nice BUT there is a lot of know-how involved in installing them correctly

It sure makes it a lot faster to raise/lower and flake the sail
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My slug grommets had come away from the sail in a few places.
I removed the grommets and reinforced and restitched the sail and then replaced the grommets. They come in two half's and clip together through the material. Repair still going strong.
I reckon I might do a second reef set, only have one set but use roller reefing at present anyway, but its a lot of stitching for the reinforcement with heavy sail cloth.
A sail maker could certainly do the job but where's the fun in that.
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