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On ‎11‎/‎17‎/‎2019 at 5:23 AM, pwhman said:

“Remember that the sails have to be fitted to the yards before fitting the yards to the masts"


Well that isn't always true.  Depends on your sail material and if your sails are to be furled or set billowed.


I make my sails from common copier paper...and I add them to the yard after the yard is set to the mast...however..the mast is not stepped in the hull, so I can freely rotate the mast and rig the sail easily.

It all depends on what condition you want your sails in.  Furled are easier because most are reluctant to figure out a good way to naturally billow sails(It's hard, and there are many techniques).  I use paper, becausae its familiar and very workable.






Current build:

Build log: https://modelshipworld.com/topic/25382-glory-of-the-seas-medium-clipper-1869-by-rwiederrich-196



Finished build:

Build log: of 1/128th Great Republic: http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/13740-great-republic-by-rwiederrich-four-masted-extreme-clipper-1853/#


Current build(On hold):

Build log: 1/96  Donald McKay:http://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/4522-donald-mckay-medium-clipper-by-rwiederrich-1855/


Completed build:  http://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/gallery/album/475-196-cutty-sark-plastic/

The LORD said, "See, I have set (them) aside...with skills of all kinds, to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver, and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts."

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