Ultraviolet rays are the silent killer of sails, there is no way to avoid it but you can prevent it. UV damage doesn’t just happen in a day, in fact it can take years to cause any sort of damage. But knowing what to look for and creating good habits will definitely increase the functional life of your sails. Learn how to identify what UV damage looks like, how to repair it and when to replace your sails.
Checking the condition of your sails is a major component of regular maintenance. It can prevent small issues from becoming larger disasters in the future. And when purchasing a boat can inform you about the upkeep and age of the sails from the prior owner. Unfortunately, it is probably one of the more mundane tasks.