The sailing season is coming. I have my genoa
and main sail at home. Last year I have bought a old Pfaff 160 in very good condition. I have been looking for threads on inspecting sails
and repairing sails
and found some, but maybe not enough for such a newcomer
I have a 1995 catalina
250 sailboat that I bought at the end of 2018. This summer will be my third year with this boat
. The sails seem to be made of dacron. Compared to the genoa
, my main sail is more rigid and seems in good shape with the visual inspection
that I was able to perform.
The genoa has lost
much of its rigidity, but it is not in the state of a rag. Some stitches are missing at some places, but at most places it seems to hold. At some places, the fabric
on the edge is somewhat frayed. The genoa seemed to have been recut and the wholes of former stitches appear on some lenghts of the fabric
Here is what I found on:
and some tips on repairing sails:
Within this forum:
Quantum sails on sewing a patch:
My skills with the sewing machine
are not refined. Although, I have managed to adjust the thread tension adequately. Today I have sewn and secure with a zigzag stitch the straps the clew of the genoa. I wonder if using too much thread could be a problem.
Any suggestion or viewing of videos or further reading on the topic on mending sails would be appreciated.
Thanks so much.