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jib repair

I have a 2' tear along the leech of my jib , 10' from the top of the jib. The tear runs beside the continuous adhesive tape. Looking for temporary or more long term repair solutions. Any tried and tested remedies?
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Um...Yeah. Adhesive sail repair tape. Sewing Notions, Flagcloth, Upholstery Supplies, Drapery Grommets, Sunbrella As a temporary fix. Then take it to your friendly local sailmaker for a permanent one. You could hand sew it, or buy a walking foot zig zag stitch machine but you really are better off having it sewn.
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I've tried the adhesive sail repair tape on my leech, and it worked for about 3-5 hours before the sail was in-op. If you think your jib has a few months of sailing in her, take it to a loft and have the sailmaker do his thing. It takes a sewing machine.
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I'd agree with Sailhog... you really need to have a sailmaker reinforce the damaged area and then stitch it properly.
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Jib repair

Thanks all,

I found a sailmaker in Salem, MA who said that it would be about a 30 minute repair. It could have been much worse.
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