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I am about to work on the mast and sails and the kit instructions call for brushing diluted wood sealer over the sailcloth. I did not purchase the Midwest paint kit and could not find water based sanding sealer at my LHS. Can anyone give me a substitute product or guide me through creating the sails for this kit?

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Pete,

Try a mix of water and white glue at 50-50.  Test it.  You might have to go down on the glue.  If use this, form the sail and then let the cloth dry.  It can add a nice billow. :)

 

I've also seen hairspray, starch, and matte finish (diluted) polyeurtothane varnish used.

 

Oh... and did I mention test... test.. test before putting anything on the sail? :)

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I'm toying with the idea of displaying the daysailer with the sails down as opposed to removed. Like when you would be docked at a marina for a beer. Is there a term for this? Where does the jib get stored?

Pete

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The term is furled -- it's a good way to display sails.  If the boat's owner is only temporarily tied up, the jib might just be lowered to the deck.  If you go for furled sails, you'll only need sails about 2/3 or so of the full size; full-sized sails on models don't roll up as compactly as the real thing.

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Pete,

Try a mix of water and white glue at 50-50.  Test it.  You might have to go down on the glue.  If use this, form the sail and then let the cloth dry.  It can add a nice billow. :)

 

I've also seen hairspray, starch, and matte finish (diluted) polyeurtothane varnish used.

 

Oh... and did I mention test... test.. test before putting anything on the sail? :)

 

 

Mark is giving good advice Pete. I scratch built a crabbing skiff and used water/white glue mix. it worked well. to also stop the fraying you can use two way tape along the perimeter which works well. heres a picture of my KRUSTY CRABB

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