Re: [SabreSailboat] Any old 34-II mainsails near Boston?
Sail is probably a decade old by the PO. Has kept its shape, since a
laminate. Obviously the thread not prepared for so long a time! Will see
how much to restitch; don't know much about tape for such an area and not
just a poke through.
Certainly go for a new sail next year; probably a matching genoa to
replace the too-big 145% we have.
I like your idea of making things out of it; not sure if mildewed laminate
looks as nice as dacron or cuben fiber, though!
> Depends on how long you want to use it. How old is the sail?
> For the short term, some sail tape and stitching it up quick might get you
> through the rest of the season, if the Katia/Lee storm doesn't shut us all
> down again. Then again, any excuse to get a new sail is a good one.
> On Sep 3, 2011, at 5:51 PM, David Evans wrote:
> Or, is this beyond taping up?
>> Our laminate main just shredded itself in the 25-knot SW in Buzzards
>> First at the bottom so started to put in the first reef (a good idea
>> anyway). While hoisting it, a panel blew out up by the second batten.
>> Is this the end (of the season)?
>> What's for Christmas?
- Let me know if you don't repair your existing sail. I have an old main for my S34 MkI that I've been keeping for a spare. I might consider letting it go cheaply, if you decide you need it.Alan T.----- Original Message -----From: Dave EvansSent: Saturday, September 03, 2011 3:22 PMSubject: [SabreSailboat] Any old 34-II mainsails near Boston?Our laminate main just shredded itself in the 25-knot SW in Buzzards Bay. First at the bottom so started to put in the first reef (a good idea anyway). While hoisting it, a panel blew out up by the second batten.Is this the end (of the season)?What's for Christmas?dge