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    Katie, aka Three Daughters
    by luckyduck ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Leading Seaman)
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    ๐Ÿ“ First sail
    2 days ago by luckyduck ( Leading Seaman)
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    Taken a few days, but being slow and careful. First sail I have ever made, now fully sewn, just waiting for eyelet tools to arrive, then an iron and it will be ready for hoisting. Just another 2 or 3 to go, deopending on whether to do topsail or not
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    1 day ago by Mike Stoney ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hei Ron!!
    Thanks for the great tip with the video!!!
    Greetings
    Michel-Cl.
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    2 days ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Sails look good to me... well done..
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: First sail
    2 days ago by luckyduck ( Leading Seaman)
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    Yes Ron, Gary has given me a lot of leads, from winch lines through sail making. He suggested cotton poplin for the material, and like many builders I adapted his sail making, so the seams are all zig-zag machine stitched to look neater and to make the hems lie flat, especially the leech.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: First sail
    2 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Before making our sails, my wife and I watch the YouTube video posted by Gary on Sail Tales on making sails. Have you seen it?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h4XxL_bMmOM
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    ๐Ÿ“ Starting the sails
    9 days ago by luckyduck ( Leading Seaman)
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    Now starting the sails, right out of my comfort zone, but getting guidance from she who owns the sewing machine. So far material, thread, etc has cost about ยฃ15, considerably below the cost of Nylet sails, which are unaffordable to me, but I can understand why sailmakers are so skilled. This is hard just doing the short hem for practice.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Katie, aka Three Daughters
    22 days ago by luckyduck ( Leading Seaman)
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    Another version of Katie - kept the hull, but changed the deckhouse, to allow fuller access internally. The mast is fully removeable for car transport, using pelican hooks on the shrouds. All blocks are handmade from mahogany with fully working brass sheaves. Capping rails are single piece for strength, steam bent. The deadeyes are not fully setup yet, hence untidy ropework, all other ropework properly spliced. The white rope lines are testing the best sheet routing prior to home making the sails from cotton poplin. Sheeting will be winch line for foresails and direct drum for main. The large slot internally between the winch lines is for a large battery, resting on the keel to add ballast. Taken about 9 months so far, and might finish over the winter, but not rushing.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Katie, aka Three Daughters
    22 days ago by luckyduck ( Leading Seaman)
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    I think routing along the boom is probably the way to go. Winch capacity is no problem with Hitec HS 785's, their capacity is about 18" and I need about 16", as I do not intent the boom to be hitting the shrouds.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Katie, aka Three Daughters
    22 days ago by AndyB ( Warrant Officer)
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    I like how you have thought about using the battery as part of the ballast. I routed the main sheet up through the deck just behind the mast up to the boom and along to a block at the end of the boom, then down to the top of the transom. It seems to work ok, but as the boom is quite long, there is need for quite a bit of travel on the winch.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Katie, aka Three Daughters
    22 days ago by luckyduck ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks Andy - just trying to work out best routing for mainsheet - stuffed myself by putting rudder servo where it is, and having almost full frames below deck. The hull when received seemed too flexible to me for anything but proper framing.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Katie, aka Three Daughters
    22 days ago by AndyB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Really pleased to see another Katie and look forward to seeing it sailing.
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