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The P.O. was kind enough (insert sarcastic tone here) to include a genoa when I purchased my P26. Turns out the genoa was from a roller furling on another boat, and, even if it was usable, it's not usable on my boat. It's in total tatters; the clew triangle area isn't even attached to the rest of the sail, the sacrificial luff tape has long ago sacrificed everything it had to offer, and a huge percentage of the seams have rotted out. It resembles a kit of pieces more than a sail.

Restitching and repairing it would seem to be a waste of time and resources. Soooo... are there any creative uses for all of this sail fabric? I hate to just throw something this bulky in the trash. Ideas?

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Put it on Ebay. Mint condition.
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Make anoraks (pullover windbreaker) out of the material.
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Why, I can make a hat or a brooch or a pterodactyl...
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Make it into a sailbag
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Subtle, very subtle......
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We used our old main for our shower curtain on the boat.
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Make it into a storm jib
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all of the above

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