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vtsailguy 02-18-2013 08:45 AM

What can I EASILY make out of an old sail
 
I have an old mainsail and a genoa. The genoa has some rips in it. I was pondering cutting them up and seeing what I can make. Hammocks maybe?

Any ideas?

Seaduction 02-18-2013 08:47 AM

Re: What can I EASILY make out of an old sail
 
Ditty bags, shade awnings (back yard type), firewood cover....

vtsailguy 02-18-2013 08:54 AM

Re: What can I EASILY make out of an old sail
 
Oh yeah, I had not even thought of non-sailing things. Firewood cover would be great. The plastic I use is always ripping.

Jeff_H 02-18-2013 08:59 AM

Re: What can I EASILY make out of an old sail
 
Riding sails, harbor awnings, windscoops, winch, horseshoe, binacle, and instrument covers, hatch slide storage bags, Halyard bags, chafe gear, sea covers for the hatches, and so on. Just remember that sail cloth is very strong, but not particularly UV resistant.

vtsailguy 02-18-2013 09:12 AM

Re: What can I EASILY make out of an old sail
 
I like the idea of rope bags. I could imagine that it would be easy to make one that would hang and have several sections to clear up locker clutter.

What's a riding sail?

zz4gta 02-18-2013 01:27 PM

Re: What can I EASILY make out of an old sail
 
Riding sail = for use at anchor to keep the boat from swinging so much on the hook.

https://www.google.com/search?q=ridi...w=1456&bih=779

Sabreman 02-18-2013 01:49 PM

Re: What can I EASILY make out of an old sail
 
These bags are made from our old North Norlam genoa.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l3...k/100_1415.jpg

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l3...k/100_1420.jpg

AirborneSF 02-18-2013 02:01 PM

Re: What can I EASILY make out of an old sail
 
Toga's, toga's toga's????? I like the 'staysail' idea, wind sock for the hatch? Cover for the cockpit?

vtsailguy 02-18-2013 02:30 PM

Re: What can I EASILY make out of an old sail
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sabreman (Post 991869)
These bags are made from our old North Norlam genoa.

Wow, those look great!

misfits 02-18-2013 03:52 PM

Re: What can I EASILY make out of an old sail
 
Lee cloths?
Is that the correct name of the gizmo's you put around the stern rails for added protection from the elements?


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