I finally stepped into the world of 4lines with my fantastic JB standard sail just 3months ago. I am wondering what to do with a very expensive bag of dual line classic s (Coz they wont see the light of day now).
Anyway it was the usual story. The sun was shining, sky was blue, wind erratic and there was I in a tangled panic not flying. 7 hours on that field (told the wife i would be 2) and at last I was flying. A further 8 to 10 hours got me ready for my timely holiday with the family on the cornish coast.
Not that I am counting (the wife is) I spent 35 hours beech flying whilst away those 2weeks and really started to get to grips with those handles. Totally hooked.
Anyway to my question. I have noticed some thin (not holes yet) wear areas on my sail. These thin patches of sail are directly behind the upper part of the vertical spars just below the mesh. One other patch seems to be at the center point of a horizontal wrinkle directly behind a vertical spar.
I have tensioned the sail but its not to tight(I hope) so i guess these worn areas must be caused by friction and sand.
Has anyone else seen this kind of wear? Does anyone have any advise on managing this problem?
I am intending on using Teldar tape to reinforce. Would you consider a sail thats done 60hours to be old? I am certainly not complaining my rev is just brilliant,I just want to do my best to prolong the life of the kite. Any tips?
Good news is my Mid vent is on its way from the states and I am pushing for the Full vent for Christmas. Once bitten never shy.
Thanks for reading
Edited by tommylurvebus, 17 October 2010 - 11:46 AM.