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Steelyman
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Sail repairs

Postby Steelyman » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:42 am

Anyone have any suggestions on how to repair a couple of Mistral sails where the stitching has come apart. These sails are Mylar on one side, don't want to spend tons as they are not worth much. Ottawa or Toronto area would be best , thnks

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Re: Sail repairs

Postby fathom » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:38 pm

North Sails in Etobicoke does a very good job at very reasonable price.
Mind you, if you have a mylar Mistral sail, it's likely 30yrs old , you might be better off getting a cheap used 10yrs old sail which will perform a lot better.

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Re: Sail repairs

Postby MarekBad » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:38 am

Good advice above - your old sails may need too much work to be worth the cost, grab something used and enjoy.

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Re: Sail repairs

Postby WindsofBalsam » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:47 pm

Agreed. Your old sails are probably not worth repairing as guys are usually giving sails like that away.

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Re: Sail repairs

Postby Steelyman » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:02 am

I hear you & totally understand & a new rig/board is definitely in the near future , however these 2 sails are almost brand new I know the past owner & he never used them . Has anyone heard of a glue or adhesive that might adhere to the Mylar film & band aid these old relects until I can step up to some newer equip ? thnks

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Re: Sail repairs

Postby jeffrey » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:08 am

In the past I would use spinnaker repair tape on both sides of the sail and then stitch them together or zig zag across the tear or seam.
I hope this helps
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