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I am working on the Mayflower and have come to the sails. I would like to furl them. Is there any help out there???
 

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I am working on the Mayflower and have come to the sails. I would like to furl them. Is there any help out there???
Hallo and a warm welcome here on board of our forum
Take a look at this topic, where we deiscussed the possibilities of furling a little bit more in detail.
 
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Here's my first experiment at a technique. It involves tissue and dilute PVA. I haven't gone near a ship with it yet, it was just a proof of concept. Don't laugh.
It produced a sail that is easily manipulated for a long time. The fluid dripping out may be an issue if the yards are already mounted. The colour can be altered by adding dye/paint or whatever. The finished article is a rubbery consistency. Next step is to try using string to make the furl more realistic - this one just got prodded with fingers. This is about 6 inches long. The transparent glue edges would need to be trimmed off.IMG_8561.jpg
 

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Do a “forum search” for Trinidad and user Donnie. In the list it returns should have like
Santisima Trinidad completed w pics.
go to that build log and you will see step by step into the log how I fureled my sails.
 
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Go to my build and see the results on my HMS Victory. Go to the last page as the first attempts were not done with silkspan. Follow Tom Lauria's silkspan youtube video. Very easy to do. Silkspan can be gotten at Bluejacket
 
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Welcome aboard you will find this forum a great source of information. As for furling sails you may want to look at this video by Tom Lauria regarding making and furling sails. He uses silk span and paints the material with acrylic paint. You end up having a fairly strong material that is thin enough to manipulate and furl.
I followed his instructions and I think it looks great. These sail were off the Bluenose.

 
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Welcome aboard you will find this forum a great source of information. As for furling sails you may want to look at this video by Tom Lauria regarding making and furling sails. He uses silk span and paints the material with acrylic paint. You end up having a fairly strong material that is thin enough to manipulate and furl.

I followed his instructions and I think it looks great. These sail were off the Bluenose.
Hi all, For a short time ago, I mentioned that their es NO questions, but many stupid answers to a question, so in this case, I will -instead of an answer- make a few other questions to Pkloui, as there is absolutely no more info than you will like to furling sails. Question nº1: which type of sail? Squiersails or the Latina Sails.
2: Have you make the sails already, or how far are you with the building. I have a lot of information about this on ships from about 1750 to 1850mnabout on a bigger warship- 74 Gunner. here we have a Cargo Ship? from 1620 with a different riggen- only two squaresail on the foremast and main, so I do know this type of riggen. I will add some info -but not going into making the sails, as this was not part of your question - but before that, I was furling my sails- mainly the lower one, as in the real-life, as I have had all types of ships around my hole lite. I have in fact been onboard "LILLA DAN" a topsail schooner as a member of the crew.
 

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I am working on the Mayflower and have come to the sails. I would like to furl them. Is there any help out there???
Hallo @Pkloui
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How is the work on the sails going? Maybe once you show us the result
 
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