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    Posted: 20 July 2010 at 10:00pm
Hi,

 I have been asked to apply a spreader patch to a 150% genoa of a Catalina 30. What weight material should I use ?
Should  I hot knife the edges or make a hem ?

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karin
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Hi Karin,
Most spreader patches are made using adhesive backed Insignia material. Edges are just scissor cut and only sewing along the sail's leech edge is required. Insignia Dacron is a 3 oz weight so it is minimal protection. If you want a more robust spreader patch, use a 4 oz Dacron sailcloth without adhesive. Still no need to hem the inside edges (and scissor cuts are fine) but this material must be sewn down around the entire perimeter. Use #659 basting tape to hold the patch in place prior to sewing.
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Thanks  Matt !Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote carib2008 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2010 at 3:49pm
Matt , forgot to ask , customer would like the patch folded over the leach tape so spreader will not rub on the tape and the stitching.......If I do that.........do I still sew the adhesive insignia cloth at the leech or is the adhesive good enough to hold it on......as there is no free edge at the leech.

Am I making sense to you ??

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Wrap it and still sew at the leech in my opinion :)
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