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Author Topic: Argus, wishbone schooner sails  (Read 3165 times)


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Argus, wishbone schooner sails
« on: November 04, 2006, 12:07:01 am »

I have (inherited) an ageing Argus, 36" or thereabouts, wishbone schooner my Dad made, I suspect before I was born...yes, that long ago!  The sails have definitely seen better days and are starting to 'go' in places.  Does anyone know if I can buy a set of sails for her or of anyone who'd be willing to make a set of sails?  I have plans which mention 'parachute silk', which I suspect I might struggle to find these days!
She's a beautiful looking boat and needs a bit of a spruce up here and there (winter project) and a new suit would be nice too.



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Re: Argus, wishbone schooner sails
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2006, 12:16:27 am »

Ripstop nylon from a kite shop?


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Re: Argus, wishbone schooner sails
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2006, 06:38:19 am »

Or you can get spinnaker sail material from a sail maker, I just obtained some for my Schooner, and I got one which has the ribbed look like the original type of sails had....

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