We met Jon Wilson at a critical point in the making of the documentary film Wood Sails Dreams. He helped solidify the ideas that guided the film. There are plenty of videos of beautiful boats. But films hinge on the exploration of ideas, he journey of experience. Jon gave us context to those ideas by letting us into his own experience, which made all the difference. What got left out of Wood Sails Dreams was the creation story of WoodenBoat magazine. This is a short version in Jon’s own words.
This how to video shows you how to clean yellow and brown water stains from the hull of your boat to brighten the fiberglass. Presented is a cheap way to mixed up an acid solution to remove stubborn stains from your boat’s gelcoat finish.
Here I primarily cover tips and techniques for steam bending lumber. In this case it happens to be for building a toboggan but the same guidelines apply for any application.
This is a video extra from the film Wood Sails Dreams. In the process of writing, filming, and editing a feature length documentary film, there is some footage that remains unseen and some stories that remain untold. This is one of them. When you walk into the shop, at the back of the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) in Newport, RI, and first see the restoration of the sloop Coronet, you are stunned by the scope of the project and by the passion of everyone involved with it.
Pip Hare outlines the delicate interplay of trim, speed and course involved in light airs sailing.