The Sail Repair Manual
The Sail Repair Manual by Jim Grant
A must-have for your boating library, The Sail Repair Manual will help you be self-sufficient by being able to repair your own sails at sea or at home. You will learn hand-stitching techniques as well as how to adjust a home sewing machine to sew through heavy sailcloth. Procedures discussed include: sail patching and repair, methods for correcting draft and seaming flaws, sail cleaning and size modifications. Instructions are all given step-by-step with illustrations.
The Sail Repair Manual Includes:
- Homemaker’s Sewing Machine to Make and Repair Sails
- Fine Tuning a Sewing Machine
- Hand Stitching Methods
- Practicing on a Ditty Bag, Repairs and Recutting
- Cleaning Sails
Ratings & Reviews
Clear useful text for sail repairs or re-cutting and cleaning
by Roger -
A good guide to using machine or hand stitching for sail repairs or even modifying the cut of the sail. A small section on sail cleaning also is included with a total of 70 pages plus a few pages for notes. One or two of the illustrations could maybe be a little clearer and perhaps labelled more but a well written, clear text that is encouraging me to " have a go".