Butchering a piece of repair tape on the slipway using a pen-knife or nail scissors has been common practice amongst dinghy sailors for many a season.
I must admit I have been guilty of this practice myself along with the application of electrical tape, duct tape, the humble brown packing tape and the sticking plaster.
These solutions which we maintain are only temporary, usually are just that.
The only way to repair a sail is to use self-adhesive Dacron or polyester which usually comes on a roll and in different colours.
This solution which although more permanent can be quiet ugly.
No matter how neat you cut the tape or how close you match the colour it will look about as professional as sticking toilet paper to a shaving cut.
Most of us will at some stage wish to sell our boats and a tatty sail will reduce it's value.
Sailhouettes not only take away that tattered look and increase the value but are also a very effective repair solution for your sail.
Sailhouettes come in a variety of images and sizes which are pleasing to the eye.
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