Manual on traditional Navy sails

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by gonzo, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. gonzo
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    messabout Senior Member

    That is an interesting read Gonzo. I am glad that we don't have to build sails that way anymore.
     
  3. gonzo
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    All sewn by hand
     

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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    I made one sets of sails for a sloop and I'll never again complain about the cost of sails. They earn every dime. Additionally, it's one thing to sew up a sail, but a good sail maker knows how to build one that will set, last and wear uniformly, which can't be easily replicated by the guy attempting to put together SailRite kit. Every sail maker I've met really knows sail shape and construction and it takes quite a bit of experience to acquire these skills.
     
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