Originally Posted by tsherbig
Thanks Vic! I will check this out. Do you use a hole punch to make nice circular patches? I failed scissor use in kindergarten...seriously!
I just use scissors. Sail repair tape typically comes in 2" or 4" wide stock size.
A coin or bottle lid of appropriate size will give a pencil pattern for smaller round patches. I just free hand any larger pieces which need to overlap for bigger holes. A hole punch would need to be very sharp to cut the repair tape threads without pulling them out of position. Hair cutting scissors are very sharp and work great. (Don't mention that fact to my wife please.)
After I apply the patch I always stitch it down by rubbing on the patch with a spoon or rounded screwdriver handle end against a cutting board or other hard surface. That seems to make the glue adhere better.
I hope it works out as well for you as it has for me. One of my sail tape repairs on a pop up canvas lasted at least 10 years. They sold the trailer so I lost track after that. vic