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    Posted: 27 Oct 19 at 8:32pm
My dinghy has a laminate sail and it has started to delaminate around the inner batten ends. Want to keep the boat sailing without a lot of investment as I rather put the cash in the pot for a replacement boat. On older sails I have used  proper repair tape but it doesn’t stay bonded for long.

Is there a method of preparing the surface of the sail better?
Has anyone tried using a speedy stitch either with the tape or on patches 

Thanks 
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I fear my experience is that once laminate sails start going home badly that is that. Having said that I have kept sails going with (lots of) tape, it all depends on how the loads are in that place. But batten ends doesn't sound good.
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Sadly not an IC, just a Streaker but hopefully stresses will be less. 
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