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43 - Sails - Forming and Installing

  • Introduction
  • 1 - Stainless Steel Wire
  • 2 - Making Wind Blown Sails
  • 3 - False Sheet and False Tackle
  • 4 - Reef Lines and Reef Points
  • 5 - Furled Square Sails
  • 6 - Sequence for Installing the Sails

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    I always displayed the sails of my eight last models. The making of wind blown sails became more polished.

    Today, considering the results, this technique seems to be good. I include in this chapter all the information related to shaping and applying the sails.

    images/009.gif (143 octets)    1.   Stainless Steel Wire    images/010.gif (141 octets)

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  • At the root of a sail display, there is a stainless steel wire placed into the hem of the foot.
  • The wire used here has a gauge size of 20GA (1/2 mm in diameter). For a scale model 1:75 or 1:100, a wire of 21GA (thinner) will be better.
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  • After having cut the required length of the wire, the first step is to straighten it out.
  • Do not use grips in order to straighten.
  • Rather use your fingers: press your thumb on the section to straighten while holding the wire with your fore finger and middle finger.
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  • Once the wire (1) is positioned in the hem of the sail, the ends of the wire are folded into hooks (2).
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