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santij44

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sails
« on: August 20, 2012, 11:09:05 AM »
what is the best fluid to clean my picnis cat sails they are white

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Re: sails
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2012, 11:38:50 AM »
Oxy powered cleaner such as laundry soap or spray cleaner works well on sails.  I used to wash my sails--old soft sails--in a large trash container and mixed with a broom handle.   But with new sails, they are way to stiff to do that so you must lay it out in the grass and scrub it by hand.

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Re: sails
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2012, 11:24:43 PM »
Oxy powered cleaner such as laundry soap or spray cleaner works well on sails.  I used to wash my sails--old soft sails--in a large trash container and mixed with a broom handle.   But with new sails, they are way to stiff to do that so you must lay it out in the grass and scrub it by hand.
Thanks for the info I'll try.................Julio

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Re: sails
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 07:00:17 AM »
The U.S. Navy washes both sides of their sails laid out on the lawn at the academy with warm water and Tide powdered [now liquid] detergent and a soft nylon scrub brush.
 
These sails for the small boat training class are rinsed off with a hose on the grass to semi-dry and when they look like they won't drip anymore are sent up the mast to finish drying. Never any bleach as this attacks the sail cloth.

Dad told me that and that is how we washed our schooner and Star Boat, Penquin and Rhodes 19 sails when I was a kid.

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