|From Ocean Navigator #131
Chapters include discussions of working with a sail loft to make repairs, a look at common sail repair tools and their uses, sail hardware and, of course, an elaborate chapter on do-it-yourself onboard repairs. Another valuable section – at the back of the book – is an analysis of the numerous sail-handling systems available. To have a sailmaker evaluate these systems is a rare voice of reason in this confusing market.
An especially helpful section describes the use of a sewing machine and how to manage most repairs. Numerous photos accompany the text.
Beowulf Press, Tucson, Ariz.; 232 pages; $34.95.