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post #5 of Old 07-02-2008
t.tilley
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Small rips in sail - repair info

If you use the dacron sail repair tape on both sides, it is often sturdy enough to not require additional stitching/sewing. If you do want to stitch/sew, try Sail-rite for sail needles and thread for outside sails - although a good nylon thread and needles from either an upholstery shop - or a carpet laying shop - will also work. Any reasonable stitch will work for the patch - just keep the loops about 1/4"-3/8" long.

TomT
S/V Lenochka
1982 Cal 9.2
San Mateo, CA
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