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re sail material
« on: April 22, 2011, 10:05:54 AM »

please help would nylon ripstop be any good for sails i have seen some on fleebay at 65grams sq mtrthe colours i like for a y2k it is used for kite making thank you slug
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Re: re sail material
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2011, 10:09:05 AM »

Rip stop works very well for sails.

But it would look wrong on a y2k hull, because of the squared pattern on it.


A better material would be Dacron, plain finish and looks fine on a more historical model.
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Re: re sail material
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2011, 10:15:39 AM »

thank you tiger tiger i will take your advice slug
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Re: re sail material
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2011, 10:27:34 AM »

Sorry Slug can't remember who at the moment but if you google model yacht sails or something similar
you will find a company that supplies sail material in the lighter weights required for model yachts.


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Re: re sail material
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2011, 02:07:26 PM »


Hello Slug,

Have a look at  this Site.
Lots of folk in our Club have had sails made to measure.
They also stock sail material, sold by the metre.

   www.housemartinsails.co.uk

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Re: re sail material
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2011, 05:18:15 PM »

pugwash& jaydee thank you for your help dacron it will bee will give housemartins a call  slug
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sail material
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2011, 06:53:10 PM »

For "historical" models, especially square-riggers, Dupont Supplex Nylon is becoming the preferred material, on this side of the pond at least.  It's the material SC&H uses in their square rigger kits.

It's strong, low stretch, UV resistant, water-proof, melts (ie: can be cut with a hot knife and heat sealed against fray, holes made with a hot point that won't run, etc), comes in weights light enough to see through (ie: near scale weight), looks great just hanging there, and a bunch of other good things.

The source the fellas here have been using is: Rockywoods with 36 colors of 6oz/yd at $5.79 USD/yd for 1 to 9 yards.
There may be other sources on the east side of the ocean.

Pictures:
RC Royal William w/Supplex Sails
Top'sl, spanker, and jibs for 1:36 Constellation
SC&H brig finished as US  brig-or-war Syren
Just can't see enough pics of this model
Closer look
There's other pics you can get to from those.  :)
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Re: re sail material
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2011, 09:01:25 PM »

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Re: re sail material
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2011, 09:05:05 PM »

thank you all for your help plenty to work on thanks slug
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Re: re sail material
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2011, 02:41:35 AM »

Thanks for that Jerry

I was not aware of this material
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