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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?

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Ditty bags, shade awnings (back yard type), firewood cover....
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Oh yeah, I had not even thought of non-sailing things. Firewood cover would be great. The plastic I use is always ripping.


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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.


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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?


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Riding sail = for use at anchor to keep the boat from swinging so much on the hook.

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These bags are made from our old North Norlam genoa.




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Toga's, toga's toga's????? I like the 'staysail' idea, wind sock for the hatch? Cover for the cockpit?
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These bags are made from our old North Norlam genoa.
Wow, those look great!


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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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