An ounce of prevention... Some timely attention to ordinary wear and tear can pay off in prevention of far more costly repairs. A pound of cure... yes, accidents do happen. Damage that may seem catastrophic is often repairable and worth the effort and expense. A sail that has useful life left might also benefit from a recut or a conversion, improving performance or convenience with a shape tweak, a roller furling conversion, a full batten conversion, or an added reef.