It's that time of year when too much of my gear is
beaten up and I need some advice on repairing things.
First - I've got a favorite Neill Pryde 5.5 4wd Wave/Slalom sail
that's about 4 years old, well-used, and has a ***
10-12" horizontal tear in one of the monofilm panels. It's the
first panel in from the luff, about a foot above the boom (a
tender and important spot). Is this repairable? Who does
decent sail repairs in the Bay Area? Will the sail be
aerodynamically compromised by a big patch in such a place?
Second - dings in glass boards. Does anyone have experience
with the board patch kits they sell at windsurfing shops (like
Third - dings in ABS boards. Are these patchable? If so, using
Fourth - fin dings (G-10 or carbon/kevlar). The last time I
dealt with this, I just used emory cloth to smooth
dings & rough edges. Is this still the state of the art, so to