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loopy



Joined: 21 May 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:26 pm    Post subject: sail repair experiment Reply with quote

Step by step instructions(use at your own risk):


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1. take two torn sails, different brands may also work.
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2. cut off the bad parts and line up the good parts
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3. get a friend to help align and hold the sails together
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4. apply tape, lots of tape
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5. rig up and go (not too far in case you need to swim it back)
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cachaocachao



Joined: 27 Mar 2002
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, that is awesome! Since it is an "experiment", I guess you didn't want to cut out a panel from the red sail and use it to replace the one on the yellow sail. What sizes are the sails?

Let it us know how the sail feels in the different wind conditions.
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loopy



Joined: 21 May 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

both sails had tears that went across from luff to clew.
normally, tough to repair those kind of tears.

yellow was a 4.7, red was a 4.5, the frankensail is a 4.6

looped the sail and crashed. tape held up.
it feels more like a race sail than a wave sail.
harder to depower on the wave, but could be that i was
just op'd. i later rigged down to my 4.2

after my session, the tape near the luff sleeve holding
the top/bottom halves together separated (while the rig
was on the beach). would have held up better if there
was a stronger reinforcement near the luff area.
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Arrgh



Joined: 05 May 1998
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Location: Rio

PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love your rig-bunny. Very Happy
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