Originally Posted by Seaduction
Congratulations on making your own sail; quite an achievement in itself. Since you are familiar with using the sewing machine, why not just sew in a larger ring?
Good question...lazy I guess. First I would have to cut the leather chafe cover. Underneath, the ring is held in place with 3 sets of webbing, about 1' each... (as I recall), and reinforced in place with waxed twine...that would all have to go.
I would also have to remove the sacrificial cover, and likely some of the trim tape on the foot and leach.
Then fit the new ring and reverse the process...
So it could be done but the layup on the three corners is enormous, especially at the clew; as I recall it is something like 7 layers of 7.5" dacron, plus the tape and sunbrella...even my trusty old Sailrite couldn't handle the whole thing, so it would need to be hand stitched.
So all in all, 3-4 hours work.
Or I can make a spliced Dyeema loop in about 15 minutes,
Hmmm...let's think about this....