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Old 16-04-2011, 08:12   #46
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Re: Most Useful Repair Stuff to Carry on Board

I wouldn’t use dental floss, cotton, nylon or monofilament threads for sail repair.
Instead, carry a proper UVR polyester thread (V-69 or V-92 weight).
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Old 16-04-2011, 17:44   #47
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I wouldn’t use dental floss, cotton, nylon or monofilament threads for sail repair.
Instead, carry a proper UVR polyester thread (V-69 or V-92 weight).
3M + insignia, except that with a sewing machine you can hoist immediately (much as you cannot work offshore, unless you have a cat).

3M will work well offshore, but it takes 24h before you can hoist (provided you carry FC)

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Scratch. Anything can be made from it.
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A gun.

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Bullets. Use the lead to make various plugs etc. Use the powder to stop bleeding becuse all sailors are Ramboo what-to-bes.


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Re: Most Useful Repair Stuff to Carry on Board

A bicycle inner tire tube came in handy for us when the shaft ended it's association with the transmission. It was used to stop the ingress of water until the gale abated and we could be hauled out of the water. Now we always carry one...never know what else it might prove useful at.
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Parts for the head.......... If I'm working on the boat it's usually on the damn toilets!
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