Hello to all.
This is my contribution to sail design for 18th -century longboat.
Original boat model does not have sails. When I almost finish the longboat
I have decided to tray to add a sails but only two of them.
For sails material I used old white shirt. Using a paper sheet I found a proper
shape and size of sails. I have made a fabric stiffener from 2 Tbsp white flour dissolved in 1 liter of water. Sails size was 4 mm wider on every side for fold down edges. Material was stiffened and ironed. Than I mark a line 4 mm from
edge and initially folded it by using a metal ruler. I brushed Elmer’s white glue on 4 mm edge area and fold each down. When the glue dried the sails where pretty stiff.
Using a CA glue I glued main sail edges on boom, mast and gaff and finish the rigging of gaff. On jib sail front edge top and bottom corners I attached an eye with hook and finish the rigging.
Here are several pictures of longboat with sails. I do not have experience of posting the pictures so I do not know what will be on the screen.