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Oct 09, 2015, 09:48 AM
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Yea I recently got a new sewing machine (upgraded from my old chap one) and playing with it I've found a sweet spot to get mostly smooth sails. You still get some but not bad. My course and spanker are originals and have had the wrinkles in them since i made them. we will see. Ive probably cut 5 main tops over the past week. Ive been playing with the leech angles and getting a proper foot size to meet my rig. I also wanted a good belly in the sail when it fills so i hope this last version will work.
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Oct 09, 2015, 10:08 AM
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gathering has always been a problem with me....thought of heavy starching and ironing the material first...then sew, and wash out the starch.....never tried it though always searching for ideas......
Oct 11, 2015, 07:55 PM
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I PMed you a day or two back Ditch - did you get it?
Oct 12, 2015, 08:03 AM
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Hey Jerry I did. Sorry I was busy with work. Ill be able to get those made up for you. Ill PM for all the specifics

-Justin
Oct 13, 2015, 10:40 PM
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Its been a busy couple of days running a mini production line making flags. I think the end result was worth it. I did manage to get the yards braced and functioning along with my head sails over the last week. I started the most mind numbing portion of building tall ships. Rat lines -__- but its all progress. Heres some photos of my progress so far.
Oct 13, 2015, 11:28 PM
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Lookin good!
Oct 14, 2015, 09:31 AM
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Great detail in the rigging. And, the flags are awesome!
Oct 14, 2015, 09:54 AM
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copy that............super............
Oct 16, 2015, 10:41 AM
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My brace servos all done. Haven't decided yet if I'm going to brace the T'Gallants yet. Ive done a really good job of complicating the mess out of this boat lol. Commissioning Reprisal is going to take forever. First run of rat lines are done one 3 more to go!
Oct 16, 2015, 05:00 PM
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If you keep the t'gallant sheets tight you shouldn't have too much problem not bracing it, and it'll make it easier to take them off when it's blowin a bit hard.
Oct 27, 2015, 12:41 AM
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Well I went ahead and braced the T'Gallant's and ran them. All the yards are now controlled and my setup isn't too complicated.
Oct 28, 2015, 11:49 AM
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dichdoc -
Really great work on everything - sails, flags, rigging etc !
And the documentation is great too - really helps progress the "state-of -the-art" for RC square riggers.
Some suggestions on your brace servo setup: Even with the sliding servo tensioning system, braces will vary from the ideal state tension control when sails are under varying load during sailing. What can occasionally happen then is that a brace will go slack enough at the drum to fall out of the track, tangle up and cause big problems.
Solutions used on Syren were "trolleying brace blocks" to additionally trim the balance of S/P tension under sailing conditions, and over-sizing the diameters of the drum flanges.
So on your drums, especially the third tier t'gallant layer, you might make the outer flanges much larger in diameter to better help keep a loose brace in-track.
Best,
Dan
Nov 01, 2015, 09:56 PM
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Great work ditchdoc! The ship, sails, and flags all look beautiful. I'm interested in making some new flags for my galleon and might try this method.
Apr 18, 2016, 12:33 AM
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It's been a little bit since I posted but here's some photos of what I've been up to with Reprisal. More will be on the way!
Last edited by ditchdoc; Apr 18, 2016 at 06:50 AM.
Apr 18, 2016, 10:28 AM
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oooooooouuuuueeeeeee...............top notch...........


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