We recently managed to put a small-ish (14 inch) rip in our headsail during our passage
. The rip is essentially parallel to the headstay, about 3 feet from the furler
. There is also a "stress line", sort of a distortion of the sailcloth fibers, but no rip, that extends another 12 inches above the rip itself. The headsail is the primary 100% jib
, so made of some pretty heavy dacron.
Anyway, what is the proper technique that should be used to repair the sail? A patch? With how much overlap? Should stickyback be used as well? We are about to take it to the only guy that does sail repair here, but he is primarily an upholsterer by trade
, so I want to make sure what he will suggest is in line with best practices.