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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-14-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Storing the mail sail

With my load-path mainsail, I DO leave it on the boom (under cover - waterproof top, open bottom)... I had a discussion with the sailmaker over it, the discussion was that basically if I continue to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-13-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: Storing the mail sail

Fold the head of the sail back onto the sail until the head reaches about 2/3rd of the way down. If you have draught stripes then make sure that the sail is rolling along one of them (i.e. the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-13-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By smurphny
Re: Storing the mail sail

There used to be a lot of discussion between the "folders" and the "stuffers." The stuffers claimed that folding created stress and deformation of the fiber at the folds. The problem with stuffing a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-13-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By imasaluki
I have a Dacron sail. I lay it out flat on the...

I have a Dacron sail. I lay it out flat on the grass. I then "flake" it with the head of the sail in my hand. So, pick up the head of the sail and walk it towards the foot and well past it to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-13-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Storing the mail sail

Denise, last I heard rolling was better than flaking, which can put creases in the sail. And if the sail is laminate or fiber-reinforced, flaking breaks the fibers and causes the laminate to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By knuterikt
Re: cam cleat replacement; again

More about filling the unused holes with epoxy here EPOXYWORKS (http://www.epoxyworks.com/21/practical.html)
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-29-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By downeast450
Re: dangerous seas & barbarous coasts

CalebD is right on with his advice regarding Butyl tape. I have used everything over the past 40 years from 2 parts to 5200 t0 4200 and , don't repeat this, (silicon). Butyl tape is the stuff I use...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-28-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By CalebD
Re: dangerous seas & barbarous coasts

wranglerdg,
The Butyl tape is the caulk and bedding compound. You don't have to use any other product but butyl tape.
You can use acetone on a rag to clean up the decks & fittings before...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-28-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By DRFerron
Re: dangerous seas & barbarous coasts

Welcome to SailNet and sailing, Dave!

Don Casey recommends coating both surfaces with sealant and that's what I did on my previous boat.

If you have not yet purchased it, I highly recommend...
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