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Just recently bought my first sailboat and pulled out the sails this weekend. The Hood spinnaker need a small repair and the North Sails 160 Genoa needs a small repair. When I bought the boat I also found a good deal on a Pfaff sewing machine. Can anyone point me to a good place to find sail material suitable for a sail repairs? The spinnaker is a very light cloth and the Genoa heavier. I'm near Everett Wa which is north of Seattle.

I'm going to check amazon for a good book on the subject as well. Anyone knows of a good title please feel free to share it.

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I really like my "The Sailmaker's Apprentice" book. While they do go a little more in depth than you will likely need, there are sections on sail repair that I found very helpful for my own repairs. Sailrite has a lot of spinnaker fabrics, but you might be able to find them cheaper via a google search.

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Sail repair for Newbie

The sailmakers apprentice is a good book but is almost too comprehensive to be a good how to manual. For a quick reference I like Don Casey's "sail and canvas work".

Also YouTube has tons of videos u can watch on it. A lot of them are done by sailrite, which are also on their website.

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