Re-arming the mainsail

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sahona
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Re-arming the mainsail

Postby sahona » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:46 pm

Out with the old - in with the new.
Off with the black, on with the blue.
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The black stuff is fablon which did last a few seasons, but eventually broke up and the loose bits stuck elsewhere.
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The blue stuff is proper sticky sailcloth I got from Willie Leitch in Tarbert for a few quid with plenty to spare if it does go wrong.
Needless to say, we won't get to see the full effect until next Spring.
Cutting edge stuff though!
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Re: Re-arming the mainsail

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:40 pm

sahona wrote:Out with the old - in with the new.
Off with the black, on with the blue.
Image
The black stuff is fablon which did last a few seasons, but eventually broke up and the loose bits stuck elsewhere.
Image
The blue stuff is proper sticky sailcloth I got from Willie Leitch in Tarbert for a few quid with plenty to spare if it does go wrong.
Needless to say, we won't get to see the full effect until next Spring.
Cutting edge stuff though!



"Proper sticky sail cloth"
Bill does material come in white, and could it be used to make 3-4inch letters for spray dodgers?
How is it to fit, ie does it have to be ironed on etc???
Nice job.
C_W

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Re: Re-arming the mainsail

Postby sahona » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:57 pm

Hi Eamonn, It's "Challenge Sailcloth" ( http://www.challengesailcloth.com/ ) and it comes backed with a graph-printed peel-off back like Fablon and simply presses into place. I'm not sure about colours and the cost of making your own lettering as opposed to getting a graphic printer/sign-writer to laser cut the material. The best spraydodgers have the letters sewn on. (of course)...
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Re: Re-arming the mainsail

Postby aquaplane » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:10 am

So, you got something of Bill Leitch, how long did you wait?
Seminole.
Cheers Bob.

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Re: Re-arming the mainsail

Postby sahona » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:22 am

No time at all. I chatted to him going up the pontoon then trapped him in his lair. It's not a huge job to create an offcut after all.
He (or one of his forefathers) made the sail and he remembers it being emblazoned with a skull and crossbones. Long gone before I got the boat, thankfully.
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