Making your own sails – WoodenBoat’s Tom Jackson follows up

Not long ago, I noted a great article Tom Jackson of WoodenBoat did on selecting the rig for the boat he was building. A more recent issue, #205, the November/December 2008 one, includes a follow up piece that is also worthwhile. Jackson decided to make his own sails even though, in his words, “I had never so much as used a sewing machine before.” Jackson opens his hand on the trials and tribulations of this project, but ends with a nice “go for it” that those of us who wrestle with the boundaries of our creative abilities need to keep in our minds.

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