Prior to the advent of motorized shipping, ships were powered by sails. Sail-makers were therefore important, although expensive, craftsmen.

A new sail meant considerable expenditure for a fisherman. If the catch is not up to expectations, the nets can still be kept in order. However, a large tear in the sail is an absolute disaster. Those who have no money for repairs also lose their income.

Sail-making is not a dying profession. However, the target group has changed. Nowadays, it focuses on competition sailors and tourist activities.

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