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I just restitched the cover on my genoa (40' leech) with a home sewing machine. Where I opened a seam to replace the leech line at the clew, there are five layers of cloth, so I hand stitched it. But I do have a sail palm and needles.
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i had never sewn a sail before, but i had about a 20ft seam that decided it had enough one windy day.
bought some cloth tape, heavy uv resitant thread and went to town. was kinda hard by myself. last few feet friend helped guide it.
since i had it there, i restiched some areas that looked a bit shotty.
has been working great since, even through some 30+ winds.
recomend have a good sewing machine though
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We re-stitched about a 10' length of the UV cover on my jib using one of those push-pull hand sewing tools. With 3 people, took us about 10 hours. Held up just fine.
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I've taken sails to the loft for repair, and done the stiching myself. I've even used an iron on patch on the UV cover of the jib. It all works.
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