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    Posted: 02 March 2007 at 8:45am
I'm repairing the luff tape on our new to us jib.  It runs under a spur grommet at the head of the sail.  Seems like I need to remove that spur grommet, do the repair, and then put a new one in.  Thinking about going to a loft and see if they'll quickly :) put in a new one but how do I get the old one off so I can do the repair?   I've tried prying up the stainless inner spur but would love to know if there's a hint here.  Thanks and thanks Dan for taking care of me yesterday!  Alison
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote w1ndfall Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 March 2007 at 1:06pm
Hi Alison;
 
You might also try grinding the lip of the grommet away with a Dremel tool.  It is fast, and the neighbors will not be nearly as upset with this method as opposed to the use of nuclear weapons.
 
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HI Dan:
 
I took your in store suggestion and hand sewed around it.  We'll see how long it lasts.
 
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Alison
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