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.
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.