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#1 JoneZ

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 12:51 PM

My leading edge is fraying a bit right at the LE openings (left and right side). Is it alright to singe these as well as other areas that don't seem to be hot cut (ie. re-enforcement patch on top side of down spar connectors)?
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 01:14 PM

Also noticed that they ran out of thread part way through sewing my sail to the leading edge. Theres a back stitch there and about 3" of thread protruding. Also OK to singe?
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 01:41 PM

I'm not sure about the thread, but the edging is ok to singe ever so carefully. I had that gap as well, so I hand sewed it.

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 03:08 PM

I agree about the LE ends. Be a bit cautios however I just used a lighter flame.

Not sure about the thread though.

Pretty much same as Aero said.

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:26 PM

I wouldn't worry about the fraying it will soon stop of it's own accord. The frayed edges get matted and that stops the fraying, it really isn't anything to worry about.
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:35 PM

I wouldn't worry about the fraying it will soon stop of it's own accord. The frayed edges get matted and that stops the fraying, it really isn't anything to worry about.


Completely agree Bob! Just check and see how far it will fray in 10 years. Been there and done that with this excellent product, not to say that other improvements are not worthwhile... <grins> Felix

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 04:15 PM

Some folks will take the time to singe, it's fine if done carefully.

Myself, I'd agree 100% with Bob, the fraying gets matted, I do a little trim down the road, but I've never had to melt...

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#8 JoneZ

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 04:54 PM

Right on ppl. Thanks for all the input. After my sail dries out, I'll see how the fray looks. Probably still end up firing it a tad.
Im a little neurotic/compulsive with little things like that -- Im the guy that will fix the one fence-board that is 1/2" higher than the rest, just because it'll drive me insane if I didn't. lol
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