Model Boat Mayhem - Forum

Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Yachts and Sail R&D: => Topic started by: JerryTodd on August 23, 2014, 09:01:45 PM

Title: Sail Making and Bolt Ropes
Post by: JerryTodd on August 23, 2014, 09:01:45 PM
I get a lot of questions about my sails, and see a lot of questions about making sails for working models with "traditional rigs."

To streamline inserting my two-cents I added a page on sail-making to the Notes section (http://todd.mainecav.org/model/sail-making/) of my site.  It's sort of a first draft and I'd love your input on it - questions will tell me what I may have left out.

Thanks folks,
http://todd.mainecav.org/model/sail-making/
Title: Re: Sail Making and Bolt Ropes
Post by: Brian60 on August 24, 2014, 07:33:39 PM
I'm going to take a look now Jerry.

Anything that can help my understanding of how sailing ships worked is worth reading. As my main interest up to my present build has been motorised I need all the help I can get!

Title: Re: Sail Making and Bolt Ropes
Post by: mrpenguin on August 25, 2014, 12:18:48 AM
I get a lot of questions about my sails, and see a lot of questions about making sails for working models with "traditional rigs."

To streamline inserting my two-cents I added a page on sail-making to the Notes section (http://todd.mainecav.org/model/sail-making/) of my site.  It's sort of a first draft and I'd love your input on it - questions will tell me what I may have left out.

Thanks folks,
http://todd.mainecav.org/model/sail-making/

Thanks Jerry,

I found this page on how to get a bolt rope to look right really useful, getting the thread to lay in the twist of the rope. The only sails I made using a bolt rope were a disaster, this would have helped a lot...
Title: Re: Sail Making and Bolt Ropes
Post by: Brooks22 on September 06, 2014, 05:40:00 AM
Very helpful description and photos, Jerry, thanks!
Title: Re: Sail Making and Bolt Ropes
Post by: steam up on September 07, 2014, 07:49:37 PM
Excellant site I have added to my favourite list :-)) :-))