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Jun 15, 2012, 08:13 AM
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You'll need to reenforce the eyes at the corners by hand. Twist the lines so they cross and stitch round and round through the corner of the sail and through the eye - nice and tight. Put a dab of fabric glue, CA, or hot-glue to hold it.

The problem with machine stitching bolt ropes is that the thread does not go through the bolt rope, but around it - so the bolt rope can be pulled through the stitching.
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Jun 15, 2012, 09:20 AM
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these are the eyeletts that i want to use. (to ,big ??)

as you can see in the previous pictures, the rope off the sewingmachine is going in the rope and not around.

Jun 15, 2012, 09:42 AM
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They do have a "HEY LOOK AT ME!" quality to them
You don't need them, but even with them the loops need to be seized to the sail better.
Jun 15, 2012, 04:48 PM
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just a thought......what are the eyeletts made out of?....
Jun 15, 2012, 05:02 PM
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just a thought......what are the eyeletts made out of?....


i can paint them in the same color as the rope ,then the don't have that
HEY LOOK AT ME!" quality

I'm afraid that the "rope eyes" on the corner are going to be cut when the ropes moves a lot.

when you think that doesn't happen, then i need no eyeletts.
Jun 15, 2012, 10:27 PM
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I can't imagine having to worry about chafe there unless you're running something with an edge through it.

The attached illustrates the suggested reinforcing of the eyes - even if you use grommets/eyelets
Jun 16, 2012, 02:44 AM
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oke, then i don't do the eyeletts and stich the eye like your attached thumbnail.

thx Jerry
Jul 30, 2012, 01:47 PM
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No words for this...But I think I will give this vessel a shot when I'm done with the San Juan, witch is right now making me feel VERY sheepish :-)

The only scratchbilding I've ever done was for my geology projects (if someone has an interest, I'm happy to share what little knowledge I have), but this might actually help me learn, the hard way, how to do it!

Congrats on the ship, very good looking!
Last edited by Issus38; Jul 30, 2012 at 05:33 PM.
Aug 01, 2012, 02:00 PM
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thank you

you don't have to feel you sheepisch, this is also my first scratch build.

you can do this also, mayby mutch better than me.

my sails are finished but i must iron them and take a picture but the weather is beautifull here and everething is on hold.
Sep 04, 2012, 06:54 AM
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Absolutly amazing, well done
Sep 21, 2012, 01:04 PM
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thank you silversurfer

some progress

the spanish horseman and jibb's ??

Sep 21, 2012, 01:52 PM
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Hi Lucc

Simply incredible!!

Kind regards
Sep 21, 2012, 04:26 PM
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you're really hot luc......super!!
Sep 22, 2012, 01:01 AM
Taking care of the pond.
Very nice.
Oct 22, 2012, 05:34 PM
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This is absolutely incredible - the craftsmanship and attention to detail which has gone into this is astounding, seriously.

Hats off to you, I'm properly impressed - if I can make something half as good as this, I'll be pleased with myself

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