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. 

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures , and looks like good times.
    I truely miss the days in the yard and Mexico, I was so happy and stress free, having so many good people around me.
    Love following your progress.