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Old 20-02-2011, 20:23   #1
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Sail Repair Thread

A 6' length of the edge "tape" (like a nylon hem I guess??) on my nylon spinnaker has detached - I need to sew this back on.

What is the best thread to use?
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Re: Sail Repair Thread

I think spinnaker tapes are dacron, no? Just like a headsail leech/foot? Use dacron thread. Probably zig-zag for stretch.
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Re: Sail Repair Thread

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A 6' length of the edge "tape" (like a nylon hem I guess??) on my nylon spinnaker has detached - I need to sew this back on.

What is the best thread to use?
There are a couple of factors here. Color matching (if you care), cost and the general condition of the spinnaker are the main two.

Anyway, StarUltra is what I would pick but what you are really looking for is UV resistant thread that also resist mold and water adsorption. Twaron or Tenara are also good but expensive and their strength is beyond the fabric.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Sail Repair Thread

Sailrite.com has lots of choices.
I'd recommend standard sail thread for your use.
I finally got a spool of Tenara to resew my trampoline nets as it was a once every two year big job.
Those nets are out in the weather all year long, and your sails are not so regular sail thread should do nicely.
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