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Re: sail maint.
The question is how the holes got there. If it was due to some kind of accidental damage, or abrasion, or wear, they could be (and should be!) repaired. If, however, the fabric has generally deteriorated to the point where it's just ripping on its own under load, you need to replace the whole sails.
So that's the question. The general state of the sail cloth.
Now isn't really the time to be making sails, given your lack of experience. You'd need a powerful sewing machine (Sailrite LS1 is one), and all the materials, and ability to design and build the sail. There are plenty of good sail makers around who do good repairs. You could also look into second hand sails.
Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay
Last edited by MarkSF; 04-06-2015 at 08:21 PM.