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    Nerys
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    I always use polycotton which I buy on ebay. I pay about ยฃ3 per metre, 45" width. Umpteen colours available, been using it for years. Nice fabric to handle and I find, ideal weight. The sails on the model barge in my avatar are polycotton.

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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
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    I used Egyptian cotton when i did this she is a ratter 10 free sail with braine gear steering
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    peewit
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    This may sound stupid but how big is the yatch? A picture with a rule by it helps. I ask this because the boat length to some extent governs the weight of cloth used and dependent on the type of yatch it is controles if you are going to need to know about sail batons etc.
    Is it just for display is it intended to sail it?
    Down proof cambereick ie the material you use for the iners of pillows tends to be the go to material but the best artical with how to do it in depth is probably hear https://usvmyg.org/boats/sails/
    This is the USA vintage group and itโ€™s probably giving anything you might want to know. Itโ€™s really not that hard to do.
    There are a lot of easier โ€œcheatโ€ ways to do things so if this lot doesnโ€™t give you what you want get back in touch.
    https://usvmyg.org/boats/sails/
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    Hi Mark, if you can get hold of an old bed sheet, they were mostly made out of Egyptian cotton -and that's the best cotton material. Cotton poplin as it's called has a very tight weave and the weft yarns are generally easier to see -again often got in bedsheets. When you draw out the sail take into account weft and warp runs of the cotton. Suggest you look and learn from this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4XxL_bMmOM
    All the best! Tony A..........
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    Hello,

    I am restoring my grandfatherโ€™s model yacht.

    The sails have seen better days can anyone tell me what type of material to use, could I use calico but what weight?

    Thanks

    Mark



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