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    Posted: 05 April 2012 at 6:11pm
I'm finishing my first jibsail for my Cape Dory 31 - it's a Sailrite kit. I'm at the point of installing the sewn 1 1/4" rings to reinforce the head and tack. I have a hole cutter but it doesn't seem to be able to cut through the many layers of Dacron at the head and tack. What to do?:
 
1. carefully cut out each layer of Dacron with an exacto knife
2. drill the hole with a hole cutter
3. other
 
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You need a cutting (rubber) block. Put the block on concrete and then use a 3 pound deadblow hammer to hit the hole cutter. If done this way it will go right through the fabric assembly. Have you looked at the videos on our website under the hole cutters?
 
 
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After two years, I think it's about time that I say thanks! BTW, the sail turned out great.
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