I'm looking for a good place to send my sails and canvas out to be cleaned. Also, does anyone have thoughts about how often is best for sail cleaning? Is it something that needs to be done once every year after the season? I'm just concerned that too much cleaning might shorten the life of the sails, or is once a year sufficient.

Views: 202

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I hope this is not too off topic, but has anyone had their sails re-cut?
I have a new jib but kept the old one. It is soft and shows some wear.
I have heard of sailors having their old jibs re-cut to a smaller size to add to the inventory.
Has anyone done this? What did it cost? Feedback?
This is a great question. I have old sails and my friend sold me a new jib that is bigger than my genoea so I hope to get it cut down.
So yes I will be looking for the answers to this question.
I haven't had it done, but have discussed it with a sailmaker. Not inexpensive, but much cheaper than new sails. Might be less to buy used from someone like Bacon sails though. Call your sailmaker. I use Ullman Sails in Deltaville,Va.
Hi Sue,

The sail you carry on an inner forestay is a staysail. A trysail is a heavy, small sail flown behind the mast instead of the regular main to help maintain steerage, keep head to wind, and protect the regular main from damage in exceedingly high winds.

I do agree with you that being able to carry two foresails is very useful, particularly offshore. Did you fit running backstays as well to balance the load, or is the inner forestay terminated high on the mast like a Solent stay?
Over the past 23 years I have tried several sail makers for my winter service. All did a good job of checking and repairing my sails. However, SailCare in PA did the best job I have ever seen. My sails were repaired as good as anyone. But the cleaning was, by far, the best I have ever experienced. However, they are not cheap, but in my mind worth every penny. Their web site is


Latest Activity

Patrick Findaro posted a discussion

How to Make an Free Email Account?

No matter which provider you choose, creating a free email is a simple process. But, it’s still important to know best practices so you can have one that fits your needs the best. The purpose of an email is to provide a space for you to have easy, secure communications. Select an email provider based on your needs as a user. Think about which features, such as top-tier security, email scheduling capabilities, or integrations,…See More
Apr 16
Patrick Findaro posted a discussion

Leading ASP.NET Development Company

ASP.NET is a popular web development framework that is widely used by developers and businesses to build robust and scalable web applications. ASP.NET supports a wide range of programming languages, including C# and Visual Basic, which makes it a versatile choice for developers who are familiar with these languages. ASP.NET is designed to be scalable, which means it can handle large amounts of traffic and data. This can be a good choice for businesses that anticipate rapid growth in their user…See More
Mar 29
Patrick Findaro is now a member of SeaKnots
Mar 29
Robert & Sandy replied to sam's discussion eyebrow salon window re-bed in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello all, I realise coming into this year old conversation could be somewhat strange though sharing advice is always beneficial.. Our B43 had her port large saloon window repaired under warranty after it developed a gap and obvious leak. The boat…"
Mar 12
dryfirewood is now a member of SeaKnots
Mar 4
zeehag left a comment for ___/)ances With Sails
"bubba died  but he seems tohave sent a nother special boy to me..a scared  confuzed precious  with name pusskins which i changed  to sir puurrcival pusskins.  much more refined name for such a precious furry one.  he is…"
Mar 3
___/)ances With Sails commented on LOLA's group SAILBOATS and SLIPS FOR SALE
"My boats for sale. Search Craigslist/New Orleans/S211_A"
Feb 22
___/)ances With Sails left a comment for Lola
"Happy belated holidays!  I'll email you. "
Feb 22

© 2024   Created by CAN DRAC.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service