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    Posted: 19 April 2015 at 11:20am
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a ripped gennaker. Best way of repairing it? I think is to add a thin bit of spinnaker cloth and then stitch the edge tape. This for keeping the profile intact of the sail edge. Not just stitch the ripped piece to it. I hope you understand.

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Yes, close the rip so the edges match as closely as possible and sew a patch over the rip so it is at least 2 inches wide and extends beyond the rip ends by about an inch. Then sew around the patch perimeter and the rip. Use basting tape to hold the patch in place prior to sewing.
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Before putting the sails away for the year you should spread them out and carefully look at each seam, batten pocket and corner reinforcement for broken stitching. The stitching in ultraviolet protected covers is particularly vulnerable and should be thoroughly inspected for wear and tested for weakness
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