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Old 01-04-2012
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Fly your best sails. I don't have room for a bunch of old worn out sails. I take care of the ones I have and replace them when needed. As sailing is what I do, I see no reason to use worn out rags. In the big picture of boat expenses, new sails are not that expensive and the return on investment is priceless......
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Presumably if you ripped a sail in a storm, you would take it down and ride out the rest of the storm with a smaller sail, or motor. Then when things calm down, you could raise your baggy, back-up sail to keep moving. This will either get you to port, or give you time to repair the primary sail. There are probably a number of parts that are kept onboard as back-ups that are only ment to be used to limp back to port in the case of primary equipment failure.
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