Model Boat Sails
Made by customer
Jerry Todd in
I just ordered some Supplex
Nylon from you and thought I'd let you know what it was being used for.
I build large scale radio-controlled sailing ships, like the
Constellation, shown below, which is 8 feet long. My current order with
you is for another model of the British frigate Macedonian a few
inches shorter than Constellation.
Supplex, makes the best model sails; waterproof, UV resistant, wrinkle free,
washable, and being Nylon, grommets and other required holes as well as
cutting, can be done with heated tools like hot-knives and soldering irons.
It also is light and thin, and looks much more scale than cotton, muslin, an
We (me and others that build such models) normally use non-ripstop versions
of Supplex, although ripstop is great for more sails on modern yacht
models. While we use white, preferred colors are more subdued like light
grays and light tans. The sails on mine are slightly dyed gray and still
appear bright white.
I will be adding you to the vendor links page on my web site, and sharing
Quest as a source for sail cloth with the scale model sailing community I'm
part of - so long as you have non-ripstop Supplex in the colors we need, and
we can purchase 1+ yards at a time (the model below has four more sails not
shown, and took about 1.75 yards of cloth.
My site is at:
How I make my sails can be found at: