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wideawake

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Billings Karoline
« on: September 28, 2007, 03:25:26 PM »

Hi all

My first post since joining Mayhem a couple of days ago.

I'm well on with the building of a Billings Karoline and at present working on the sails.   Not being expert in these things I have a question.   Should all the sails be bolt-roped or only the mainsail?   I note that the bolt rope is only indicated on the main sail on the plan but there's plenty of rope for all the others as well.

Any thoughts appreciated.

Guy
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kenthompson

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Re: Billings Karoline
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2007, 08:30:20 PM »

Hi Wideawake,   welcome ,
                  I think that all sails are bolt roped, and I think that the bolt rope was always on the port side of the sail. This I believe,  was to help sailers when they had to hoist the sails..they could do it in the dark...some one will correct me if I`m wrong, good luck with build   ,,,  Ken...
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wideawake

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Re: Billings Karoline
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2007, 10:48:16 PM »

Hi Ken

Thanks for that.  My instinct says the same. I just found it odd that the plan didn't show bolt-roping on the other sails.   The build is a biot spasmodic.  I'm at the rigging and sail making stage now though.   I've added a drop keel and rudder extension to help the sailing qualities.  I started after reading the build article in Model Boats.
I'll post a picture or two when the camera is near the boat!
Cheers

Guy
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