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Alison View Drop Down
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    Posted: 20 February 2007 at 1:36pm
Just got a new to us roller fulring jib.  The threads along the sunbrella UV cover are coming out and it needs to be re-stitched.  Doesn't  look like the first time this has been done t this sail.  They didn't take out the earlier stitches.  Should I pull them out or stitch over them?  The neatnick in me says pull them out but. . . Thanks, Alison
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It sure would be alot neater to remove the old threads. That said, most sailmakers don't because it is very time consuming. Either way you will achieve the same strength just by resewing. This one is preference and asthetics! Thanks, Matt
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Thanks Matt.  Now I just have to figure out how to get all that cloth under the arm . . . I know bundle it tight!  Best, Alison
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I handle those restitching jobs by folding the sail vertically, from top to bottom but leave the luff edge sticking out to one side.   I then roll the sail up, from top to bottom.  This way I can unroll a few feet and pass the luff through the machine.  After I'm done restitching that portion, I unroll a few more feet and then roll up the portion that I have just sewn.  I work on a large sewing table, but there is never enough room for a large sail.  Thanks, Robert

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