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JerryTodd

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Sail Making and Bolt Ropes
« 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 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/

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Re: Sail Making and Bolt Ropes
« Reply #1 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!

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Re: Sail Making and Bolt Ropes
« Reply #2 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 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...
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Re: Sail Making and Bolt Ropes
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2014, 05:40:00 AM »

Very helpful description and photos, Jerry, thanks!
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Re: Sail Making and Bolt Ropes
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2014, 07:49:37 PM »

Excellant site I have added to my favourite list :-)) :-))
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