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How to fill sails with wind

Sails and wind

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Is there any text which I can read or someone that could tell me how can I make the sails look like filled with wind?
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It partly depends on what your sails are made out of. Some people stretch the sails over a curved frame and fix them with a spray. Others run fine wire inside the seams and let the wire hold the shape. For my longboat build, I made the sails from paper, which held a curve without any extra work.

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Current build: US Revenue Cutter "Ranger", Corel, 1:64


Previous builds:

Naval: 18th century longboat, Model Shipways, 1:48; Naval gun kits from Model Shipways; Bounty launch, Model Shipways, 1:16

Missouri River craft: Missouri River steamboat Bertrand, scratchbuilt in 1:87;  Lewis & Clark barge, scratchbuilt in 1:48;
Missouri River keelboat, scratchbuilt in 1:87; Missouri River steamboat Far West, scratchbuilt in 1:87



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There's a discussion covering this going on here:  http://modelshipworl...-one-make-sails

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Thank you guys..... beeb very helpfull

Cathead can you tell me what kind of spray?
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