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Woo AdminRigging, Sails, Steel Boat

In the quest to better understand the Chinese Junk sail, Betsy and I found ourselves it the company of Pat and Jeannine, on board their schooner Ondine.   We enjoyed a wealth of knowledge and a beautiful sail through Ponce Inlet from New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  We highly recommend the short voyage.

Sailmaking: Cotton or Polyester?

BetsySails, Steel Boat

As the time counts down until we hit the water, it’s time to start working on the sails.      It’s a massive undertaking even for someone who has an above average ability for sewing and stitchery.   But despite my public school 7th grade Home Ec course, this is far and beyond the first pillowcase my grandmother taught me to sew … Read More