A sharp tack through a hard heel tore the upper canvas. It could have been fixed on a long smooth lap, but the last was too short. Poles could probably have fixed it. He thought about replacing the canvas, remembering a man who cant tan hides under a bright sun. That sole flopping around didnt help much either. He decided to thread back to the tip, taking a good wind around four knots, and then made it fast with the painter.