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A Few Thoughts on Getting a New Suit of Sails: When it comes to spending money on your boat, Robin Lincoln makes the case for getting new sails....
How to Attach Sail Hardware, Part 3 – Sewn on Hanks: There's no school like the old school and Alison Wood shows us how true this is as she walks us through the steps of sew...
How to Attach Sail Hardware, Part 2 – Webbing on a Slide: Alison Wood is attaching slides with handsewn webbing in the most durable way in part 2 of the series....
How to Attach Sail Hardware, Part 1 – Hand-Sewing Rings: In this series Alison Wood, of Port Townsend Sails in Washington, wants to show us how to attach the sliders and hanks t...
Restoring Mink, a 1914 Buzzards Bay 25, Part 4 – A New Set of Old Style Sails: In our final visit aboard MINK, we learn about the new suit of old-style sails made for the 1914 Buzzards Bay 25. Sailma...
Shaping Sails for Performance, Part 1 – The Control Lines: Brooklin Boat Yard owner Steve White takes us aboard Vortex, the Swede 55 he has sailed to victory over so many decades,...
Shaping Sails for Performance, Part 2 – Underway: Join Brooklin Boat Yard owner Steve White as takes us for a sail aboard his Swede 55 Vortex that he has owned for over t...
How to Furl a Sail, Part 2 – Gaff Rig on a Wianno Senior: Long-time sailmaker (and sailor) Robin Lincoln shows how to furl a sail on her Wianno Senior....
How to Furl A Sail, Part 1 – Marconi Rig on a Concordia Yawl: There's not one right way to put sails away, but there are definitely wrong ways that cause damage or snickers from look...
How to Trim Sails with Carol Hasse, Part 3 – Mainsail Trim: In the end sailing is about safety, comfort and speed - and proper mainsail trim helps with all three. Legendary sailmak...
How to Trim Sails with Carol Hasse, Part 2 – The Headsail: Legendary sailmaker Carol Hasse shows us how to tell your jib from your genoa and how to manage headsail trim for better...
How to Trim Sails with Carol Hasse, Part 1 – Parts & Points of Sail: Knowing the parts and points of sail is important in deepening the understanding of sailing and how to trim sails. In th...
Sailmaking at Nat Wilson’s Loft, Part 4 – Ropework, Rings & Grommets: The guys at Nat Wilson's finish up with the handwork of roping, rings and grommets on the new suit of sails for our Cale...
Sailmaking at Nat Wilson’s Loft, Part 3 – Patches, Turns, & Tapes: Stitching seams and finishing the edges are integral parts of sailmaking and gives a sail its shape....
Sailmaking at Nat Wilson’s Loft, Part 2 – Laying Out the Panels: Laying out panels in dacron sails and cutting for shape must be done smoothly as well as economically....
Sailmaking at Nat Wilson’s Loft, Part 1 – Laying Out the Shapes: Sailmaker Nat Wilson has graciously opened the doors of his legendary loft to OCH, and we're taking you inside for a new...
Sailmaker’s Bench at Nathaniel S. Wilson Sailmaker: A tour of an antique sailmaker's bench with the tools-of-the trade explained, sets the stage for our video series on tra...
Sails for Blue Water Cruising with Carol Hasse of Port Townsend Sails: Carol Hasse of Port Townsend Sails has been building "Cape Horn ready" sails for many years.  Whether you dream of high...

 

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