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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:50 am 
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I have a 14 turbo. On the head of the sail where the rope goes into the mast has worn through. Is there a good way to repair this or should it go to a sail repair shop?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:10 am 
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Can you provide a picture? It probably just needs a wrap of sail cloth over the damaged bolt rope cover. You could try a piece of self-adhesive sail repair tape. Otherwise use dacron sail fabric. You can bond it to the existing sail cloth using contact cement and/or stitch it on. If it is all the way at the very top of the sail, I would probably recommend removing the head plate from the sail, then put on the repair patch and re-install the head plate. That way the patch is sandwiched inside the plate.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:09 am 
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As a follow up,
I went to West Marine and bought their 3" wide x 15' long roll of self adhesive Dacron and a sail repair kit. I wrapped the Dacron around the bolt and sewed just along the rope and sewed across the ends of the tape to make sure it would stay down. I used it last night in ~ 5-10 knot winds and it held up great. The past attempts were with regular thread and I just sewed around the bolt. I had to re-sew the bolt every other sail outing so hopefully this will be a permanent fix for the rest of the season. The sail is definitely showing it's age and I will probably need a new sail for next year.

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