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#sailcare – It's the time of year when you need to think about your equipment and Downer Sails in Dun Laoghaire are offering this annual advice to customers prior to storing their sails this Winter.
· Sails should be washed and checked over.
· Sailcovers and sprayhoods should also be washed and checked over.
· Standing & running rigging to be examined for wear and tear.
Washing is highly recommended by all sailcloth manufacturers as it helps prolong the life of sails by removing salt crystals which are abrasive to threads and if left to dry they will attract moisture and allow damp growth.
Green algae and mildew caused by our ever changing weather conditions are another reason to wash all sails at the end of every season.
Downers can arrange to collect sails/covers/rigging from our sail repair box in Dun Laoghaire marina and all of the local yacht clubs.
The loft is also offering free storage for winter month and a 10% discount off cost of washing if left by the end of this month.
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