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Old Sep 13, 2007, 11:33 AM
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Mylar sail material

OK. I have built a Footy from the Victor kit. I would like to make a set of very light sails from mylar (or any other light weight material). What is a good source for a small quantity?

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Dick
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Old Sep 13, 2007, 12:33 PM
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Believe it or not, Mylar used for gift baskets etc make good light weight sails for boats like the footy... You can buy it at most stationary / art supply stores for in various colors about $3/roll...
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Old Sep 13, 2007, 01:04 PM
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I will check that out.

Sorry about where this question ended up. Thought I clicked on sail not scale boats.

Dick
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Old Sep 13, 2007, 01:24 PM
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mylar wrapping paper is found in about any dollar store. Have bunches of rolls.
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Old Sep 13, 2007, 03:35 PM
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Also used by florists. They will probably give you enough - especially if you buy a bribe for the missus!

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Old Sep 14, 2007, 12:56 PM
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Thanks, guys. I know somebody that has no problem getting "brownie points" to do things he likes to do.

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