(My apologies to Elizabeth Kubler Ross, whose five stages of grief are: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance. It was noted in her study that people, when faced with any traumatic life event will pass through these stages, in a certain order, although the person may jump ahead and then repeat these stages. Sailmaking is no exception.)
Even after many discussions and cost comparisons of making vs buying a ready made sail, when it was determined that making a sail would save us nearly $1000, I pretty much blocked the decision from my mind.
The kit came in this unassuming box, was placed in the basement and promptly ignored.
For at least a month.
|this box sat unopened for about a month
|Note the smile. This is what psychotic looks like.
|This is the enormous spool of thread. It had to be threaded around the leg of the table as the actual machine spindle is entirely too small.
This should be a warning.