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gingerale75
#1 Posted : 14 September 2018 01:14:30

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Hello All,

I’m just about to hang the first sail, so I collected all of them in one pile to get them soaked in tea to make them look ‘used’.
While I was labeling them I noticed two possible issues:

1) Issue 102 - Mizzen sail
There is some writing (numbers, Chinees characters) on one side of the sail.
Do you believe that they will disappear during the soaking or should I request a replacement?

2) Issue 107 - Fore topgallant sail
Compared to the picture in the magazine my sale has a little bit of weird shape.
It’s not quite trapezoid, the top/bottom edges are not parallel, hence the two sides aren’t the same length.
I believe it should be symmetric, right? Is it normal or should I request a replacement?

+ General question:
The creases due to the folding will disappear during the tea soaking or should I do something extra, e.g. ironing?

Thanks for your help in advance.

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#2 Posted : 14 September 2018 06:19:03

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Confused I think I would ask for both to be replaced. After staining with tea hang them outside to dry with some clamps on the bottom and that pulls the creases out Cool
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You could try washing the sail to see if that removes the writing and see how it looks after the staining process. If it fails then ask for a replacement. As for the topgallant sail, this one I would ask to be replaced....

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Alan
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#4 Posted : 14 September 2018 08:33:39

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Gandale wrote:
You could try washing the sail to see if that removes the writing and see how it looks after the staining process. If it fails then ask for a replacement. As for the topgallant sail, this one I would ask to be replaced....

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Alan


Hi Alan, Martyn,

Thanks for your replies, I contacted customer support for replacements.

Question regarding the staining of the sails.
Approximately how long does it requires to be soaked in tea?
I know it depends on the type if tea, how dark I made, is it hot/cold... but is the time counted in minutes, hours?
If I receive the replacement sails I’ll have a chance to make a test on them, but not everyone has spare sails. Cool
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Hi Laszlo it's a bit hard to give a time it all depends on how strong the tea is and how well the sails take the stain . When I stained my Vasa sails I used cold tea just in case it shrunk the material and left them in for a few minutes and then rinsed with fresh water then left to dry . If there not dark enough you can soak them again.
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