This link is a picture of me and my best friend in 30 kt winds, in early april. needless to say, we weren't out there for long...
Does it say this is for rust stains?
Mike4947... thats why im trying it on my old, battered sail... lets just hope i can scrub out the iron phospate. otherwise, i suppose it will just have a little black spot. Again, its the old one, so im not that concerened.
Thanks for the help. I just temporarily 'retired' my 35 year old sail for a slightly used spare I got with my boat, so I'll test it out on that old sail before risking staining the mostly white sail with chemicals.
In raiding my dad's store of cleaners and chemicals, i found a nearly full bottle labled as "rust remover", in which the active ingredient is phosporic acid, not oxalic acid. Is this safe for the sails?
Thanks, wayne. I'll be sure to stop by Ace Hardware and look for some oxalic acid.
I have no idea what was causing the rust stains, they were there when i bought the boat (and sail). In the time the boat has been in my posession, i haven't had any new stains appear, so it looks like im simply...
As for your son's duct tape idea.... I'm a high school student, and have had similar urges on my boat. While my dad (and his fiberglass expertise) was at sea, i have found that Gorilla tape works exceptionally well for a quick fix on minor cracks. In fact, i have a few strips at the bottom of my...
A few day trips into the sailing season, I've started to get bothered by the rust spots on my sail (I know, just a vanity thing...). The Sunfish KB suggests Star Brite Sail/Canvas Cleaner, or the specialized Rust Remover.
So, my question is, does the Star Brite cleaner also remove rust...
Honestly, i was rather content with my old board. And upon using my spare (i know it is newer and a different shape, but not when it was purchased), i have found that i prefer the old one.
As for the pegs, you are absolutely correct.
This is a cardboard mock-up of my planned board, traced from my original and then modified. The handle hole would have to be moved forward and down some to allow for a sound chunk of wood. The small hole would be for the bungee, and the two black dots would be the pegs.