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Re: Sailcare running up the tab?

FWIW, I called Sailcare today and told them to go ahead and do all the work they recommended. While $88 is a lot of money to me, it's better to make sure the logo/numbers are permanently attached before doing the cleaning. It just wasn't worth the potential aggravation of risking completely losing or tearing them. This is a one-time cost that will eliminate any need to reattach them now or in the future, so my feeling was just do it.

The other "extras" that were quoted were some localized mending and resetting the bolt rope, which had shrunken from moisture exposure. This latter item will actually improve sail shape somewhat, though it obviously does not undo the stretching of the fabric. However, the sail is in good overall shape and worth putting some money into to prolong its life.

With my refurbished mainsail and the new headsail that I bought from Doyle 2 years ago (which just "broke in" to a nice foil shape this year), I should be good to go for the next several years, by which time I may be looking for another boat.
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Re: Sailcare running up the tab?

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Have you ever left Jiffy Lube paying only for a 19.99 oil change?
Actually, I NEVER get any of the extra services at those places. I can replace my own air filter, thank you. And the thing they do where they put the transmission fluid on the paper towel is a total scare tactic and scam. So it's out of character for me to get those extra services. But, of course, this time we're talking about my boat, and that's my weakness. So you can see my decision in the previous post.
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