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    Posted: 04 February 2015 at 2:08am
I am sewing the corner patches for my roller furling headsails (yankee and staysail). After finishing construction of the clew on my staysail per printed instructions and the video "Constructing a Roller Furling Jib or Genoa Sail Kit - Part 4", an experienced sail maker pointed out that I should not have added the webbing until all patches are sewn to the sail.

Could you explain why the Sailrite instructions as well as the video say otherwise?


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We have you do it this way so that the sewing is easier (smaller assembly), and the material thickness is not so extreme during webbing installation. It works great and we have done it this way for decades. I will also remind anyone who asks, that Sailrite's Jim Grant wrote the books on traditional sailmaking that are still in use today by several large well known Sail manufacturers as training guides.
 
That said, If you want to strengthen the assembly, and your sewing machine is up to the task, just sew over the webbing regions again once the patch is applied to the sail. This will result in an excessively strong webbing/patch/sail assembly.
 
Carry on, it will all turn out great!
 
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Thanks Matt! ;)
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