Arlete and Dick like bicycle touring, sailing, travel and having new adventures.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Sail repair by hand
This morning Dick found a new sewing project for me, but no machine could be used. Time to get out the sailmaker's palm, steel needle and pliers. Apparently I have a very good palm, it's stamped "US Navy, 1945."
Puuuuushing all my strength and trying NOT to stab myself in the leg. Once the needle pierced the layers, I used the pliers to pull it through.
It's not pretty, but it's done. The UV protection in now secured to the top of the sail.