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.
Merit 25 # 764 "Audrey"