Friday, July 12, 2013

triple seamed

Whenever you do boat work and feel that, in anybody's opinion, you had done a good job, you say that the work was done in a "seamanly" fashion. Evidently, those seamen are some kind of craftsmen. 

Well, when working on sails, one of the marks of good seamanly work is triple seamed broadseams. The sails that came with the boat had only been double seamed. Today, we are adding a third seam between the two that were already there. 

The challenge in doing this is that the sail is nearly 40 feet tall. That makes arranging the stiff, slippery Dacron fabric difficult on a 6 foot table in a small room. It's a good team building activity. 


Anna said...

I like the contrasting seam thread colors!

Elaine Mc. said...

That does look like hard work, but I'm sure it will be worth it!