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303 or Sailkote

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:42 am
by FrankP
For BSD sails which is better 303 or Sailkote? For masts I have heard some say wax some say Sailkote? What say you?

Re: 303 or Sailkote

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:25 am
by gbellware
Frank,

I think it depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Sailkote is a lubricant I use on sails and moving parts of the rigging. 303 is a UV protectant I use on my kayak surfaces. Don't know if BSD recommends UV protection for sails, but the sailkote works wonders on my Kuvia. I would say Sailkote is much, much better than wax. It does the same thing but it dries to a hard coat that does not attract dirt. Just my $.02

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Re: 303 or Sailkote

Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:06 am
by FrankP
So sailkot the mast & rigging & 303 the sail? I used Sailkot on my Kayaksailor last year for the mast , rigging and the sail battens. I used 303 on my deck.

Re: 303 or Sailkote

Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:04 am
by gbellware
That sounds about right, I think you can go either way on the sails. I use sailkote there too, as I am not worried about UV on the sails and the product is hydrophobic which sheds water and any particulate matter the water carries, like salt and dirt.


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