As mentioned on the Sail making page, I publish Larry Robinson's
"Making Model Yacht Sails" (part 1) booklet through SAILSetc, who can be
contacted at "sales" at "sailsetc.com".
Larry wrote a second booklet, "part 2", and has kindly agreed to
providing it as a free download: click or right-click
Sailmaking part 2.pdf and save it to
your hard drive.
Bob Wells notes:
Making Model Yacht Sails - Part 1 is a series of articles
that cover the aspects of sailmaking that govern the shape of your sail. The
subject of load bearing fibers is discussed in Making Model Yacht Sails -
Part 2, which tells you how to make 'string sails'; sails that are
reinforced with small threads in a load path distribution. These sails have
been used (by a few sailors) to good effect in the Northwest USA since 1992.
While the "string" part of the booklet is of somewhat
limited interest, other sections of "Part 2" are more generally useful. Larry
describes a "crease removal tool" in an appendix, for example, and also provides some FAQs on
model yacht sails which have application beyond the confines of the EC-12