We bought a used main, that came from a J-29. The dimensions are almost identical, but with more roach - a good thing we think.
The sail needs a good cleaning
, and numbers/insignia adhesive removal
. There were two sets of numbers, when the first was removed, the glue apparently was not - so now they read as a nice dingy grey. The rest of the sail is ok - a few rust stains, and some dingy areas.
So what is the best stuff for removing the adhesive
, and for cleaning
the sail? I would be doing this out on the yard.
Also - Is there a good way to attach luff slides, without involving a sailmaker
? I have an industrial sewing machine
that could do webbing, but not sailcloth - as it is only streight stitch. I was thinking press-in grommets and webbing?