Northeast 25 O'day Owner
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Salem, MA
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I have heard that the wrong detergents will wear at the material.
So far, once every other year I pull my sails and take them to a sail-loft for a cleaning and repair job. It's a 1 or 2 hundred bucks but it makes me sure no seams are failing and the sails get cleaned correctly.
Long story short, you may have done some damage, but your sails aren't going to fall apart because of one washing. I'd suggest a sail loft next time.
1976 25' O'day - "SeaWind"
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