Pirate mast prop

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Installing the Mast into the Hull
1.) Measure 5” back from the back of the boat, stick the dowel down into the centerline of the piece of Styrofoam. This is your mast with the sail yard attached. The mast should go at least halfway down into the Styrofoam.
2.) For extra support, additional glue may need to be added at the base of the mast.

Rigging
1.) Unfold a paper clip and bend it in half, as seen above.
2.) Stick the paper clips on the outside of the boat slightly behind the mast. This is used to tie down the sail.
3.) Using fishing line or any kinds of string, attach two separate strings from the staples in the bottom of the sail to the paper clips.
4.) Make sure the string is tight and double knot the knots.

Accessories
Have fun with this boat. Try to make it as realistic as you can. A few accessories on this ship are the bowsprit, flag off the back, and a name on the side.

Bowsprit
The bowsprit is the piece of wood sticking out the front of the boat. This is just a left over 4” dowel stuck into the front at a slight angle.

Flag
The flag is made out of black construction paper and stapled around an unbent paper clip.

Take the final product out to a pond and watch it sail in the wind!

Pirate mast prop

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