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So we decided to sew our own 135% genoa!

Let me know what you guys think and if you have any questions!


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Nice, I've wondered where to buy pre-cut kits. Looks like that's what you have done.
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Re: So we decided to sew our own 135% genoa!

Looks good. After watching you test the sheeting angles, I've got 3 words for you, bro: Spreader Reinforcement Patch.

In a decent breeze, if you find yourself short tacking up a channel, it will chafe on the spreaders, shortening the life of the sail greatly. Also, in a strong breeze there is a chance that when you throw in a tack, it could get hung on the tip of the spreader and punch a hole in the sail.

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Nice, I've wondered where to buy pre-cut kits. Looks like that's what you have done.
Yep, totally custom and built to order! Thanks for watching.

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Looks good. After watching you test the sheeting angles, I've got 3 words for you, bro: Spreader Reinforcement Patch.

In a decent breeze, if you find yourself short tacking up a channel, it will chafe on the spreaders, shortening the life of the sail greatly. Also, in a strong breeze there is a chance that when you throw in a tack, it could get hung on the tip of the spreader and punch a hole in the sail.

You don't want to know how I know this.
I think we're going to get some spreader boots as well! Thanks for watching.

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Re: So we decided to sew our own 135% genoa!

Very Nice! I have sewn two sails from Sailrite kits so far (a genoa for an O'Day 272, and a main for an O'Day 322) . The sail kits are terrific and very well engineered. I have a suggestion for you to better control the fabric when running through the machine. I got several plastic C-Clamps from a big box store to hold the rolls in place. As a clamp approaches the machine I move it to the other side of the machine. Keeps the rolls well organized and tight which will help you make more even stitching.

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Very Nice! I have sewn two sails from Sailrite kits so far (a genoa for an O'Day 272, and a main for an O'Day 322) . The sail kits are terrific and very well engineered. I have a suggestion for you to better control the fabric when running through the machine. I got several plastic C-Clamps from a big box store to hold the rolls in place. As a clamp approaches the machine I move it to the other side of the machine. Keeps the rolls well organized and tight which will help you make more even stitching.

Enjoy the next sail kit.

I am enjoying your Youtube channel....
Thanks for your support! That's pretty cool that you sewed the same sail as us! Thanks for the suggestion about the clamps. I had a couple small ones, but they were definitely too small and I need better ones so I'll probably get some more for when I sew the main.

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Let me know what you guys think and if you have any questions!
Nice video!

It was not clear to me how you managed to push the whole rolled-up sail through the machine with any kind of regular motion (except for the one short section that you commented on). Did you have it on rollers on the other side or something?
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Re: So we decided to sew our own 135% genoa!

Very nice. I did a main and jib from Sailrite for our Nor'sea. Yea, it would be nice if the bobbin held more thread or some sort of warning light "BOBBIN LOW" or maybe some way to feed the bobbin thread from a spool. Don't remember how many times I ran out. KNEE PADS are nice.

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