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15 February 2017

Wordless Wednesday | Salvaging Old Sails

 




Wordless Wednesday is supposed to be about posting a photo(s) without any words. But, I'm a rule breaker, so here are a few words:

1 - The headsail on our Moody 346 sailboat is probably the original one. That makes it 30 years old. 

2 - We need to buy a new one, but we're putting off the purchase until next season. They're expensive.

3 - The previous owners had the headsail repaired before, but it needs some more help. Time to break out my trusty Sailrite sewing machine and do some restitching.  

What words does this picture(s) bring to your mind when you look at it?

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29 comments:

  1. Pretty important to have a strong sail, I think.

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  2. Thirty year old sails? That's impressive.

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    1. It's impressive on one level, but on another it probably means it's time to be replaced.

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  3. Oh this reminds me of tedious, hard work. You'll get it done. I do know how expensive they are though. Very.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ☺

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    1. It took longer than I thought, but I did get it done.

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  4. Wow. That is impressive. I wish ours looked that clean!

    Stephanie @ SV CAMBRIA

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  5. Quilting! Good job repairing makes "cents"! Have a lovely day sailing!

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  6. Good one! I thought this needs a bit work. Good one :)

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  7. These photos remind me of all the work we still have left to do. Shhh. I'm trying to nap.

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    1. Reading sailing blogs can interfere with your life sometimes :-)

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  8. I read that as savaging, but I see what you mean now.....

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    1. That's funny :-) It kind of felt like savaging it when I was trying to wrestle it in the machine.

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  9. Wish I could go sailing--- hope you get a new sail soon :)

    Damyanti

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  10. I imagine it's the same as with a hot air balloon - you don't want any holes in it. I hope it lasts another season for you.

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    1. That's a very good analogy. We sure hope it holds out too.

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  11. 30 years!! Wow! You will have that stitched up in no time with your trusty sewing machine in its fancy duck tape custom case! ;)

    - Lisa

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    1. How funny you remember the very fancy custom case :-)

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  12. It seems like a sail that could tell many interesting stories.

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  13. That's pretty old for a sail! I hope it doesn't blow out on you during a squall. Luckily, you have a machine to take care of rips! We never had a sewing machine, but always managed to pay someone a little bit of money to get things fixed or re-stitched. And once, we bought a new jib.

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    1. We hope it doesn't blow out too :-) I've got all sorts of sail repair stuff on board. Let's hope I don't have to use it.

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  14. Well it looks as if it was made in the UK so I'm glad it's lasted so long :)

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