Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Stack Packs R Us - The New Main Sail Bag Is Finished

It took almost 5 days of solid work, but the new stack pack is complete and fitted to the boom.

Ley is seen here, proudly inspecting the bag, which was completed just 10 minutes before she departed for Cape Town airport - she's off to Melbourne for a while and I will follow in a few days time.

The bag was made from gray Sunbrella with black mesh inserts made of Serge Ferari Stamoid mesh (and isn't that material expensive...).

The bag is stitched with Tenara thread made by Gore (of Goretex fame) in the USA. The thread will certainly outlast the fabric, as we proved with the last main sail bag, where the fabric eventually disintegrated but every seam held.

Our sails are also stitched with Tenara, which we believe has a potential life of 25 years - if only the fabrics could last that long.

Thanks to Royal Cape Yacht Club for providing a great working space for us - most of the job was cut and sewn in the Regatta Function Room at RCYC.

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