Cleaning Sail - Page 2 - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 11 Old 04-20-2012
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 14,644
Thanks: 68
Thanked 377 Times in 356 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Re: Cleaning Sail

Originally Posted by Squidd View Post
Well then find out what they use to resize/restiffen the sails too..

That would be some usefull intel... [img] [/img]
Email is off already. I think the idea of keeping them clean is to forstall the resizing problem (which I realize you know resizing ain't gonna happen). The less dirt in the fibers, the slower the breakdown.

Our vendor would apply Sailkote as a separate step. That has benefits, but fixing a blown out sail isn't one of them. I've yet to have them do it, but know some racers that love the stuff.

We sent our bimini and dodger to them as well this year and they really came back great. The heat and trapped moisture do a number on them and mildew in the seems and stiching are hard to battle. That was all gone.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Minnewaska is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sail Cleaning Mystiko General Discussion (sailing related) 1 04-03-2010 12:06 PM
cleaning sail sailingtime Gear & Maintenance 11 11-28-2008 07:44 PM
Sail Cleaning Freesail99 Gear & Maintenance 2 04-09-2007 01:23 PM
Sail cleaning NewsReader Mass Bay Sailors 0 10-30-2006 05:55 AM
sail cleaning stm Gear & Maintenance 4 10-21-2003 01:46 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome