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post #3 of Old 11-16-2012
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Re: Sail maint.& repair?

Anything longer than 12" is where I draw the line. I don't have a sailmakers sewing machine, so if the patch needs more than 12" of sewing, it's going to a loft. Just not worth the time or effort.

A palm and sailmakers needles do come in handy for making whippings and doing other small repairs on canvas or gear bags. Re-stitching a bolt rope, no problem. Re-stitching a blown spinnaker, no thank you. Material is thin, but it's over 100 yds of linear stitching.

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