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  1. Landlubber Mike's technique for furled sails

    Thanks Mike! I've made furniture as a hobby for more than 35 years and decided to try my hand at my first ship model after encouragement from a co-worker that places nationally with plastic model builds. I bought the Mamoli La Goleta Schooner Americano in January 2018 and have been building it with no knowledge of sailing ships. I have recently put in the masts and yards (named in the so-so directions), deciding to get them oriented correctly rather than doing so with the sails and whatnot pre-fabricated, and have struggled with some of the sail material to make furls. Your technique should work nicely. I had never heard of fray and fabric glues, and will stop at Jo Ann's Fabrics on the way home from work. Fraying was a headache last night. I also tried to furl a full size sail so now understand why it was so cumbersome. I'll drop the size drastically. I need to be careful because I'm entering a category that is kit only and cannot use any additional materials. I've I'm semi-hooked evidenced by a preliminary search for my second kit.

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