Sailcloth versus Silkspan

ziled68

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Hello Everyone,

I've just stumbled over a video in which the gentleman hosting it describes the use of silkspan versus conventional cloth for the making of sails.. I'll be honest with you, I believe that silkspan is much more to scale for models then conventional cloth. I understand that everyone has their personal preference but at least take the time to view his videos and you come to the conclusion as to which method is best for you.



Fair Winds to all, Ray.
 

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Hello Everyone,

I've just stumbled over a video in which the gentleman hosting it describes the use of silkspan versus conventional cloth for the making of sails.. I'll be honest with you, I believe that silkspan is much more to scale for models then conventional cloth. I understand that everyone has their personal preference but at least take the time to view his videos and you come to the conclusion as to which method is best for you.
Ray ..
This is an excellent get started point for sails. The same material is call Modelspan if others are interested. Predominantly used in the RC plane hobby. its available here: no affiliation but they do make the models for the US Navy. http://www.bluejacketinc.com/fittings/fittings11.htm
 
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I intend to make all the sails furled on my Victory. I'm going to experiment with silkspan to see how that goes. Thx ! ;)
When the time is coming with your trials please share with us the progress of your experiments and results.....maybe also the unsuccessful one´s - everything is helping others to learn and to get better - Would be great
 
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