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  1. #1
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    Default Draft stripes on old sail - how to add

    Hi,
    I would like to add draft stripe on used sail - how you would recommend to do it? I was thinking either permanent marker (bit ugly) or adhesive sail cloth - like the one used for numbers in Laser etc. I am looking for recommendations. Mainsail is 10 m^2, genoa around 8 m^2.

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    Default Re: Draft stripes on old sail - how to add

    Quote Originally Posted by slawosz View Post
    Hi,
    I would like to add draft stripe on used sail - how you would recommend to do it? I was thinking either permanent marker (bit ugly) or adhesive sail cloth - like the one used for numbers in Laser etc. I am looking for recommendations. Mainsail is 10 m^2, genoa around 8 m^2.
    Just google "Draft stripe tape" and you will find a whole load of options from the cheap polyester stuff to more expensive glow in the dark tape from Glowfast.

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    Default Re: Draft stripes on old sail - how to add

    Hi Slawosz,

    You will want to use 20 or 25mm insgnia, you should be able to get some from you local sailmaker or you can buy a roll from Kayospruce.

    You then need to decide where you want to position them. I always go 25% 50% 75% but some lofts do 33% 66% (less work but less info)

    You can then find the position they need to go on the sail by folding the sail in half and quaters.
    www.highwatersails.com - Sail Faster, Sail Further

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    Default Re: Draft stripes on old sail - how to add

    make sure you thoroughly clean the cloth first , hard to stick onto old sails , when stuck on blow over with a warm hairdryer and squeeze down against hard surface below with a straight edge of some sort . If sails are laminate stick on non taffeta side .

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