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Re: Sail Cleaning

The big advantage of the commercial cleaner services that use a machine that washes in a vacuum, is cleaning out any mold/mildew that may start forming in the folded over seems. Its not coincidental that this is usually where a sail starts to fail. If you treat your sails well, I think sending them out every two to three years is well worth it. Once they start to get older, every year really extends their life IMHO.

Our are now 8 years old and in pretty good shape, but this is the first year where they have gone two in a row. By next year, I suspect we will have SailKote applied as well, which is expensive. However, I think it will keep a descent sail in good condition for a bit longer.
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Re: Sail Cleaning

Great post, thanks!
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