Zen and the art of sailboat maintenance


Zen and the art of sailboat maintenance

Take the best option on sailboat maintenance. Do it yourself, with the help of others.

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Started by Donna. Last reply by Donna Aug 21, 2010. 9 Replies

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Comment by Terri on March 23, 2010 at 9:07am
Thanks! On the colour coordination...since becoming a sailorette...if my socks match..I'm good to go !!! :-)
Comment by h on March 23, 2010 at 8:38am

I am not home, so can not double check. But I believe the V46 is the thicker material that will last longer. The V92 is too thin. I have two spools at home, just can not remember which two.

The white ones I have at home is actually slightly yellow. If you want to be colour coordinated (important to all the women skippers out there) just use the V92 which matches your sail cover.

Good Luck
Comment by h on March 23, 2010 at 8:24am

You need to get the thread for sewing sails. Then get your sewing machine out.

Get whatever you can get. Plastic zippers or Velcro or snap lock joiners. Sew it on, and never look back.

I have fixed sails and spinnakers with that thread. A whole spinnaker that is completely ripped from head to clew. Just with a standard sewing machine in the zig zag mode. is a good starting point.

Greetings from Shanghai. No one to have dinner with tonight. Worst thing about travelling.
Comment by Terri on March 9, 2010 at 11:24pm
i think we're gonna get demerits for posting here...with idle chit chat...i'm pleading exhaustion from taking care of a three year old... quick u better think up something..
Comment by Terri on March 9, 2010 at 11:23pm
At first when I started to read your post..thought u were going on an 8 week sailing trip..too bad you aren't. 71 degrees very nice! What godforsaken part of the world are u going to??? lol..hopefully a nice place or where they wear alot of red and the beer is cheap :-)
Comment by Terri on March 9, 2010 at 11:12pm
Geez, what got into you??? Great you're going into water... i have 5 more weeks...sigh
Comment by Terri on March 9, 2010 at 10:52pm
the lowest ?teeth are coming loose..or missing..have to fight with it to get it up. Haven't thought of velcro..not under much tension..something i can do...velcro ..and duct tape..... :-) thanks!
Comment by Terri on March 9, 2010 at 9:34pm
I need to have zipper replaced on mains'l cover (part that wraps around mast). Haven't been thrilled ever with plastic or whatever it is. What's best to use? Thank you, Terri
Comment by John Stowell on March 2, 2010 at 11:37pm
At last got around to an oil change and oil filter job, having procrastinated until the end of February. I'm on a learning curve with diesel engines.
Comment by Bob Chaisson on December 31, 2009 at 8:38pm
Happy New Year to all.

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