Sail care....

Discussion in 'Sailing Talk' started by loaferoatan, May 2, 2010.

  1. loaferoatan

    loaferoatan New Member

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    Question for the Collective Wisdom:
    Should I rinse my Laser sails after each use with fresh water? A friend of mine told me to just let them dry and then pack them up. He insists that the salt won't hurt the sails and fresh water is more harmful. Thoughts please
    AE
     
  2. Wayne

    Wayne Member Emeritus

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    I think you'll find the sail care instructions at every sailmaker's web site will tell you salt is a harsh particulate that will be abrasive to the finish as well as the sail cloth. That fresh water rinsing is the recommended procedure.

    From NORTH SAILS, Sail Care Tips
    Your friend wouldn't be trying to gain a sailing advantage over you, would he? :rolleyes:
    Ask him to show you an authoritative instruction that corroborates what he’s telling you.
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