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Ok, mates. I want to share and get some information as well. I recently had a very successful effort at washing original 1952 sails for my Lightning in my jacuzzi. I used three washes and three rinses for each after using hot water and Oxyi Clean spray. They came out like new, white, bright, and no sign of stress.

But, I need information on where to get replacement numbers for the sails. There is some damage and I might be able to repair myself or consider a vendor who does that. Suggestions are welcomed. Thanks much...46Mike
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Any decent sail loft should be able to do the repair. They'll also have the numbers you're looking for. If you said where you were located, someone might be able to recommend a loft.

However, sails that are 56 YEARS OLD are probably not worth repairing. Would also recommend you read the post in my signature, to help you get the most out of sailnet.

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52 year old sails? wow. Chances are they won't have any kind of shape left in em. I'd still practice doing repairs on them yourself. If you mess up a 52yo sail, you won't worry about it. And it'll be nice to have an emergency set around.

52 years... That's twice my age!

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