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Re: Uses for totally shot sail?

I had a old sail that seemed far too weathered to be of much use for anything. I ended up donating it to a friend who was building a "pirate ship" playhouse for his kids. The tattered look only made it more appealing. Might also make a great Halloween decoration for a "haunted ship"...
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Get plans and sew up a few ditty bags. Excellent practice for sail repair.


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If you're still looking to get rid of it, I have several ideas I could use it for. Willing to buy it and pay shipping. Let me know.

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Lady in Oriental, NC that uses old sails to make handbags, chart bags, etc. I understand she will pay for shipping and give you a credit towards goods to boot.
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Cut and sew it into cones for a Jordan series drogue.
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We made a temporary shade-extension using an old sail and bungies off our back porch in the heat of the summer. It had an odd shape, but I thought it looked cool. Gave me something to look at while I was thinking about the boat during the week. Maybe I will get wallet sized photos to carry around with me over the winter, ha!

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Re: Uses for totally shot sail?

Tatters? Doesn't that dog in your picture need a new coat? Or bed?

Lampshades, messenger bags, bookcovers, all sorts of uses for old sails. And when all else fails, they can be used for cannon wadding.
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