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Many folks advise against tea staining because of the acidic nature of tea; others will tell you that they have used the technique for years with no obvious ill effect. But you can avoid the question entirely by using fabric dyes, e.g. Rit, or by purchasing fabric of the desired color. One thing to take note of, which you can see in photos of tallships, is that life under the glaring sun at sea tends to bleach sails lighter than some modelers might expect.

Chris Coyle
Greer, South Carolina

When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
- Tuco

Current builds: Brigantine Phoenix, Salmson 2, Speeljacht

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