Re: [bolger] Re: Sail Rig
- You can get sailcut from Carlson's website
Steven DAntonio wrote:
> Hi Dennis,
> Have you considered a program called "saitcut" (it's free). You can
> design your own said there, make a prototype out of polytarp for a few
> dollars and then refine the design.
> Jim Michalak has several articles about designing,cutting and sewing
> your own sail from polytarp. From talking to others who have gone
> this rout they seem to last about 3 to 5 years if handled properly and
> their mot effected by UV like dacron. Their just not as decorative as
> the professionally made ones.
> I've also been told that tyvek works well for this too, but, like
> dacron, it is effected by UV.
> Polytarp is sewable on any decent machine with a zig-zag stitch (so
> the wife tells me), using sailmakers thread from duckworks or some
> other outlet.