Repairs and Servicing
For all but the lucky few, damage to sails is inevitable at some point and we know how important it is to get you back on the water and providing a repair that will last. Our team are some of the most experienced sailmakers and there isn’t a lot they haven’t seen and repaired.
For all Sails and Canvas Work, we offer a full valeting and overhaul service including an inspection of the item for wear and tear, as well as carrying out repairs.
Sails are a big investment and in order to keep them working smoothly, it is important to get them cleaned, removing the sail, damp and to stop any mildew from growing of spreading during storage. Bring your sails into us as soon as you have laid up for the winter and we will give them our full attention to ensure they are clean, serviced and ready for the next season.
We can repair and refurbish most marine canvas products; replacing broken zips, patching holes, replacing eyelets and refreshing stitching as long as the cloth has not been exposed to too much UV light and can still cope with the stitching. However if the cloth has become too degraded, its time for replacing the whole item. If you can rip the cloth with your fingers, the cloth has “had it” and the item needs to be replaced with a new one.
The clear plastic of sprayhood and canopy windows can be replaced ahead of time, giving a new lease of life to a well-loved hood. However this depends on the state of the hood and windows. A PVC hood may have become far too brittle with badly cracked to fit new “glass” to, and an old Acrylic hood may have stretched too much, making the shape of the window guesswork. But within those provisions it is usually possible to fit new windows.
During an event, a passage or even a leisurely cruise down the river, it can be devastating to have a breakage or damage to one of your sails. We offer a overnight and weekend repair service and can usually get your sails repaired for the next morning’s racing or even the next high tide. We also try and stock as much as possible in house for repairs and as spares and if we don’t have it in stock, we can usually get it in the next day.
We can not only repair sails and canvas work, but almost anything that requires sewing and below is just a small list of what we can help with.
- All Sail and Canvas Repairs
- Trampoline Repairs
- Marquee and Tent Repairs
- Agricultural Covers
- Household items
We can repair most canvas and fabric items. However, with most household items such as seat covers and deckchairs, the repair time and subsequent cost may be more expensive than replacing the item. This is particularly true with cloth deckchairs and garden umberellas, etc. The more dismantling and re-assembly we don’t have to do, the cheaper and more cost effective a repair will be.
We didn’t make this cover, but it didn’t fit properly, until it was altered.