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Sewing thread for sail making and repairing

Sewing thread is selected for the strength requirement of a particular part of the sail and must be compatible with the sail making sewing machine. Generally in all goes together: heavy-stress sail, big machine, heavy threads.

Polyester thread #30
Needle size (Metric/Singer): #80 = #12
Sailcloth weight/type: 0.75 -1.5 oz. Nylon
Applications: drifters, spinnakers, mizzen stay sails, golly-wobblers etc.

Polyester thread #46
Needle size (Metric/Singer): #90= #14
Sailcloth weight/type: 1.5 oz. Nylon 2-4 oz. Dacron Light Cotton
Applications: drifters, light air auxiliary sail, dinghy sails

Polyester thread #69
Needle size (Metric/Singer): #100= #16
Sailcloth weight/type: 5-7 oz. Dacron 13 oz. Vivatex cotton 4 oz. Nylon
Applications: day sailing, main sail, middle-range cruising auxiliary sailboat, light to medium weight bags and sail covers, patches of small daily sails

Polyester thread #92
Needle size (Metric/Singer): #110= #18
Sailcloth weight/type: 6-9 oz. Dacron, Nylon webbing 3 oz. Vivatex cotton 14 oz. Duradon acrylic cover cloth
Applications: small boat storm sails, inshore cruising and voyaging working sails, general canvas work,, middle-range voyaging and working sails, large boat auxiliary sails

Polyester thread #138
Needle size (Metric/Singer): #120= #19
Sailcloth weight/type: 7-10 oz. Dacron, Nylon or Polyester webbing 16.5 oz. Duradon Applications: voyaging sails and working sails, storm sails, sail corner reinforcement, machine roping

Polyester thread #207
Needle size (Metric/Singer): #140= #22
Sailcloth weight/type: 12-14 oz. Dacron 18.5 oz. Duradon
Applications: large working sails and voyage sails, sail corner reinforcement, awnings and covers, storm sails, extra chafe resistance

Polyester thread #346
Needle size (Metric/Singer): #200= #25
Sailcloth weight/type: 14 oz. Cotton duck Herculon 18.5-22 oz.. Duradon 14-16 oz. Dacron Applications: heavy voyaging sails and commercial sails, commercial steadying sails, commercial canvas work, extra chafe resistance, heavy webbing reinforcement

 

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