myiW Current Conditions and Forecasts Community Forums Windsurfing Videos Buy and Sell Services
 
Hi guest · myAccount · Log in
 SearchSearch   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   RegisterRegister 
Sail repair in MA?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Eastern and Central USA & Canada
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
npiankov



Joined: 14 Oct 2004
Posts: 61

PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:13 pm    Post subject: Sail repair in MA? Reply with quote

Hi all,

I need to fix the luff sleeve on a sail. I've always asked Gerta for help, but she seems to be getting out of the business. Any other local options someone could suggest? My other options are using iron-on or sending it back to the manufacturer, but shipping is pretty costly.

Thanks. Nikita.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Number-nine



Joined: 09 Aug 1989
Posts: 356
Location: cape cod

PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geoff cabral can di repairs
Phil at inland sea can give you his contact info
he is in orleans
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
angulo



Joined: 18 May 2011
Posts: 170

PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if youre farther north , contact Matt, service department manager at Doyle sails in Swampscott.. He's a windsurfer and can repair/ make sails
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
GeoffC



Joined: 02 Jul 2004
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Nikita,
Give me a call (774)722-4973 or you can drop the sail off at Phil's @ Inland Sea if it is more convenient. I often pick up and drop off to Phil. I am in Orleans. Thanks
Geoff Cabral
GSC Marine
www.gscmarine.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
npiankov



Joined: 14 Oct 2004
Posts: 61

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info, guys. I don't go to the Cape much these days and rarely all the way to Orleans. For now, I decided to fix it up with some iron-on cloth. If this falls apart in a few sessions, then maybe I will find the time to travel down there.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
edoremus337



Joined: 27 Aug 2011
Posts: 127

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nikita, do you care to share what iron on cloth you used to repair the sail sleeve? I have a similar tear that I need to fix up..
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
npiankov



Joined: 14 Oct 2004
Posts: 61

PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am using this thing: http://www.sailrite.com/Insignia-Adhesive-Backed-UV-Dacron-14

Seems to stick pretty well, especially after your iron it. Most of their stuff is white - hope you got a white luff! Or, if your hole is big enough, you can try to fit the patch inside (have to do it carefully to make sure it doesn't stick where it's not supposed to, including to itself). Fortunately for me, my luff is white, so I put a patch on both sides.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
windswell



Joined: 20 May 2010
Posts: 142

PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:06 am    Post subject: Mast sleeve sail repair Reply with quote

I've used iron-on denim patches which lasted about 6 sessions. Insignia cloth wouldn't stick to my mast sleeve, but does work well on film and flat dacron elsewhere on the sail.
Fabri-Tac adhesive by Beacon adhesives has worked great on sleeve where the iron-on patch fell off. 9 sessions so far and no peel. I put a mast upside down in the sleeve (tear is close to top) to fill out the sleeve, then laundry marker about one inch around the hole. Cut a piece of fabric the size of your marked hole. 2-side tape wax paper on the mast so oozing glue doesn't stick everything together. Then Fabri-Tac on patch and some on sleeve, work quickly, it sets fast. Very flexible.

Store bottle upside down. It'll ooze a little from the cap, but doesn't dry out. It's probably an acetone base.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Eastern and Central USA & Canada All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

myiW | Weather | Community | Membership | Support | Log in
like us on facebook
© Copyright 1999-2007 WeatherFlow, Inc Contact Us Ad Marketplace

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group