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Old Jan 17, 2007, 10:52 AM
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Sailmaking for dummies

Can someone reccomend a good site on basic sailmaking. I want to make a set of mylar sails but im kind of clueless. How does one know how many panels to make and where does everyone get their mylar? What else should I know?

Thanks a bunch
Alex
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Old Jan 17, 2007, 11:37 AM
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Buy "Making Model Yacht Sails" by Larry Robinson.

You can get it here...

http://www.sailsetc.com/miscbooks.htm

and here...

http://www.gbmy.com

The later link seems to be down today - but I suspect that will be temporary.
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Old Jan 17, 2007, 12:07 PM
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What sort of boat are you making them for. Some classes restrict the panel numbers but 4 are generally used on the main with 3 or 4 on the jib.
Here's a link that you may find useful:
http://home.mindspring.com/~pmyc100/Sailmaking.htm
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Old Jan 17, 2007, 10:57 PM
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http://www.onemetre.net/

Click on design link if you want the theory, the build link for some specifics.
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