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sail reconditioning

I''m considering reconditioning my C30 sails. Does anyone have any thoughts, good or bad, regarding this process.
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A good sailmaker can tell you if the repairs are worth the price. A lot of it depends on what you do with the boat and what type of sails they are. A sailmaker could help you decide if they are worth repairing. Take them down and bring them in is my suggestion.

I''ll be taking mine in end of next month too.

I would discuss with them what type of sailing you do and what you can expect from the refurbishment. Getting them cleaned and fixed up can be a good way to go. Ask around your dock for a good sailmaker. It''s nice to find a good local outfit you can meet face to face with.
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I have used Sail Care in PA to clean and recondition sails for my past two boats. They do have to have something to work with though. I am not a racer or purist but I must say they did an superb job! They will evaluate your sail and tell you up front what is needed and approximate cost. They do no work unless you authorize it. Easy to find on the internet and I recommend them whole heartedly.
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I agree totally...I used them last winter to clean and recondition my mainsail and they did a wonderful job...told me how much it would be and how long it would take...then not only did they get it back to me a week early, but it was a little cheaper than they had first told me!

Mid summer I took a friend sailing on my boat who is a captain...when we raised the main, he commented about my beautiful NEW sail.
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