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New to the hobby. Currently building my 2nd ship Le Renard. I'm starting on the sails but have not found any instructions/techniques or guides on-line on how to make sails. I would appreciate any info.

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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.






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