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Popular Medieval Sail Styles?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:02 pm
by mystuffiscool
Hi,

I was wondering (for CCCVII) what the predominant sail styles in medieval times were. I was leaning toward a lateen rigged boat(http://www.sail-home.com/boats/images/classLateen.jpg), but I didn't know if a Gaff rig would be more historically accurate.

Thanks,

Re: Popular Medieval Sail Syles?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:36 pm
by Heir of Black Falcon
Where? regions use different sails.
When? sail design changes alot over the medieval period.
Lateen sails are either a Mediterranean, especially Southern Mediteranean, occurrence or a late one.
This is of course a bit vague but with more info I can help more. If you just want reference to use during the medieval period anytime any place you are OK but depends what you are going for.

Heir

Re: Popular Medieval Sail Styles?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:16 pm
by mystuffiscool
Sorry, I guess it wasn't very clear. The boat was going to be more of a sleek elven/forestmen design. I just thought a lateen rig would look better with the boat style. It will use this hull technique: http://www.flickr.com/photos/38779557@N ... otostream/

Thanks,

Re: Popular Medieval Sail Syles?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:02 am
by Heir of Black Falcon
I think that'd work fine.... especially in a fantasy setting.

Heir

Re: Popular Medieval Sail Syles?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:55 pm
by mystuffiscool
Ok, good. now I just need more green 1x2s and a few more RedBrown rounds :D

Re: Popular Medieval Sail Syles?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:29 pm
by Aliencat
Are you sure you can handle sail syles? :raiseone:

Re: Popular Medieval Sail Syles?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:50 pm
by mystuffiscool
Is this a joke?

Re: Popular Medieval Sail Syles?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:00 pm
by Aliencat
(look at your spelling in the thread title)

Re: Popular Medieval Sail Syles?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:53 pm
by mystuffiscool
Sorry. I didn't realize that. Is "syles" a word that I can't handle?

Re: Popular Medieval Sail Styles?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:14 pm
by Albatross_Viking
I think the lateen sail there looks good for the ship. But how are you gonna connect a deck to that hull, and how are you gonna make it going straight along the edges?

A_V

Re: Popular Medieval Sail Styles?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:17 am
by mystuffiscool
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lomero/401 ... 847172588/
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=4166779

The original builder does it, and he uses wedge plates on the ends. Is that what you meant by "keeping it straight on the sides"?

I also have a new question: Would this sailboat look okay in whit with an off-white sail?

Thanks,

Re: Popular Medieval Sail Styles?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:44 am
by Albatross_Viking
Yeah, that was what i meant.
Ps. with off-white, do you mean a completely other colour, or just a slightly beige/tan white? Cause i think the last option may look pretty good.

A_V

Re: Popular Medieval Sail Styles?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:39 pm
by mystuffiscool
Off-white. such as http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buff_(colour) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champagne_(color) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmic_latte
Which of those would be best for a sail color on a sleek, white boat?

Thanks,

Re: Popular Medieval Sail Styles?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:48 pm
by Albatross_Viking
Of some reason the link to the first one isnĀ“t really working, and the second one looks a little bit too pink, so i think the last one will be best.

A_V