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Making the Sails
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(BIG picture!)
SAIL PLAN

starting at the
top: fore royal

making a sail
belly

technology:
basting tape

reinforcing
the corners



fully rigged
with 4 sails


5 yards for
square sails


5 yards:
tapered


5 yards:
now octagonal

5 yards: circular
and drying



pivots attached
to yards


pivot internals


royal on
makeshift mast


like a
windowshade?


all five yards



canted yards


the PLAN


the Roller


the Blocks aka pulleys


new Royal sail



buntline blocks


ready to catch
the wind


one line controls


buntline for
upper topsail


hung from
the rafters



hinged to the
mainmast


connection
detail


main topsail
neat, furled


brail lines


1/16" to 1/8"l



main topsail
messy, furled


packed up,
ready to travel


the new season!


an aft view


4 sails are set



goodview of main topsail


Overseeing ops: Ellen & Curtisl


Furling and unfurling


... Boki gets in on the action


Three jibs set



blocks and fairleads


Cleat lines


New custom cover!