|02-21-2007, 10:28 PM||#1|
I am: corey p
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how to make sails??
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i would like to make my own set of sails, does anyone know what to make them out of and where to get the material from.... im in edmonton alberta...
i have a sannibel 36 and i took the decals off and i dont really like the cheesy sails that came with it so id like to replace them...
|08-17-2007, 08:44 PM||#2|
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I may be completely wrong but my understanding is Mylar, that is used for drawing building plans on, used by architects etc.
Please remember to cut into panels so that you will have a curve to the sail once fitted to the mast and the mast in completely straight, but as you tighten the back stay the sail flattens out for sailing in higher winds. There is some kind of sticky tape that they use to join the panles, but I do not know what this tape is.
Hope this helps.
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|08-18-2007, 12:41 PM||#3|
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We used to make sails out of sailcloth
Dacron = stiff and heavy
Ripstop nylon = light and soft
I got mine from a local sailmaker, castoffs were usually big enough to make sails for a large model sailboat like a Marblehead 50/800 (50" long, 800 square inches of sail)
There is a place in Calgary that specializes in tech fabrics, sorry I forgot the name. They sold sailcloth, ballistic nylon, goretex, neoprene...
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