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02-19-2013 09:41 AM
vtsailguy
Re: What can I EASILY make out of an old sail

Thanks everyone, I gave a shout out to y'all on my blog!

Bags from Old Sails | Sailing With Kids

Matching bags!

02-19-2013 09:02 AM
vtsailguy
Re: What can I EASILY make out of an old sail

So I make a ditty bag with a simple drawstring top for toys, and then this fits inside a larger bag for clothes.. I think this first attempt had the bag too fat and not tall enough.



Not sure how to close off the duffel-type bag, probably use some old sheet rope through some grommets. I also plan to waterproof the sewing with backpacking tent seam sealer.

I need to figure out an better way to close the top of the duffel so its vaguely waterproof and easy to make.
02-19-2013 03:05 AM
chef2sail
Re: What can I EASILY make out of an old sail

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Originally Posted by Sabreman View Post
She's way cuter than you, Dave. I'm just sayin'

I'll be in SD in late April and May working on a destroyer and this ride is definitely on my list. It isn't even that expensive.
Mark she is way better looking

Its a great afternoon. They also sell bags made out of the sails there, but we bought some sail to make stuff out of ourselves.

We ran the harbor and also went out about 5 miles

The ride is amazing. The captain is a great guy too and they limit the number of people on the boat so the experience is A1. The small crew on her are volunteer and race her in the afternoons still. price is great. They also take pictures and post them online for you to download free. Couldnt beleive doing 10 knotts in 11 knotts of wind and perfectly flat. Is a thing to not miss doing.

If you can get the time go north the Long Beach or Dana Point and charter a sailboat for a few days and go over tho Catalina. We did that also was a blast. We joined a sailclub out there for fairly cheap and the charter was not bad.

http://www.harboryc.com/

http://www.marinasailing.com/

http://www.pacificsailing.net/

Havent heard from Tom ( Tomperenteu) lately he sails in that area,
02-18-2013 10:25 PM
PaulinVictoria
Re: What can I EASILY make out of an old sail

You could make a hat, or a broach, or a pterodactyl.


One for Airplane fans there
02-18-2013 08:19 PM
Sabreman
Re: What can I EASILY make out of an old sail

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Both my wife and I had the helm for over 15 minutes each.
She's way cuter than you, Dave. I'm just sayin'

I'll be in SD in late April and May working on a destroyer and this ride is definitely on my list. It isn't even that expensive.
02-18-2013 08:19 PM
vtsailguy
Re: What can I EASILY make out of an old sail

Woot, I just made a ditty bag using my home sewing machine. Pics forthcoming!
02-18-2013 06:50 PM
nolatom
Re: What can I EASILY make out of an old sail

Manly shower curtain?
02-18-2013 06:20 PM
chef2sail
Re: What can I EASILY make out of an old sail

My wife made this great little day bag for me 8 years ago on our Sailrite machine. Was made out of the carbon fiber jib of Dennis Conners Stars and Stripes (USA 11).



If you ever get to San Diego for a day the trip on this boat is awesome. Both my wife and I had the helm for over 15 minutes each.

http://sailusa11.com/





02-18-2013 05:47 PM
Sabreman
Re: What can I EASILY make out of an old sail

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Do you need special needles for the sewing machine?
Buy the largest dia needles available for your machine. That will reduce skipped stitches. Increase the down pressure of your foot if using a home machine. Use upholstery thread if you can't get V92 thread locally. Or use sailrite.com. Note that sailcloth is generally heavy and while the tote bags don't have a lot of layers, adding the binding tape does add bulk and you would benefit from a walking foot machine.

Having made many totes on a Sailrite LSZ-1 machine, I believe that they are within the capability of most home machines too.
02-18-2013 05:46 PM
Seaduction
Re: What can I EASILY make out of an old sail

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Originally Posted by CalebD View Post
Lee boards keep you in a bunk or berth.
Lee cloths help reduce water splashing the cockpit.
Hard alee is a barely perceptible turn or tack~~~!~~~
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