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Sail Repair, Re–Cut & Service From UK Sailmakers Ireland

4th October 2016
Thirty Something competing at the Scottish Series Thirty Something competing at the Scottish Series

The spinnaker above survived – and it was a 1/2oz! If your sails haven't been so lucky they're in need of UK Sailmakers Ireland Sails repair and service... 

We have over 100 years of sail making experience in our Crosshaven sail loft, ready to repair or re-cut your sails to give more years of competitive and reliable use, e.g. anti UV-strips replaced, spreader patches fitted.

Green Algae and Mildew:
Two major problems in our damp climate, we can wash these unsightly stains out of your sails.

Salt crystals:
We wash these out because they are abrasive to threads and fibers. Also, if they are allowed to dry they will attract moisture and thus encourage mildew growth.

Acidic pollution:
Exhaust fumes, building heating and power station emissions attack the long chain polymers in sail materials, weakening them and making them brittle. Especially serious in Dublin where the yachts are downwind of the city.

Rust stains:
Fresh stains will vanish if treated within a few months, they may only fade if left longer.

Food and beverage stains:
Should be removed because they feed mildew growth.

Get rid of the pervasive and nauseating smell of spilt fuel.

Washed and rinsed to clean, then treated with either “Fabsil Gold” or “Holmekol Power Impregnation” to enhance waterproofing and water repellency.

Washed and treated with the latest bio-degradable chemicals, removing salt crystals and all the green algae from ropes without bleaching or stiffening them, making them flexible once more.

Call Des, Graham or Cleo on 021 483 1505 to get a quotation and to arrange collection.

Laminate racing sails will have shrunk during the year. Getting them re-measured will probably gain you a few TCC points, and if you haven’t yet benefitted from the recent change to HHW measurement, this would be a good time to do it.

Thinking about buying some new sails for next season? Our winter discounts are now active! For full payment in advance, sail delivery March 2016:

For payment in full by the end of October: 12.5%
For payment in full by the end of November: 10%
For payment in full by the end of December: 5%

For information, advice, or a quotation; please contact Des or Graham, [email protected] and Tel: 021 4831 505

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