• June 8, 2020 at 5:42 pm#47130
    Peter Haliburton
    Deckhand
    @jphaliburton

    How did you come to be “pals” with Tom Cunliffe?

     

    Living and sailing in Newfoundland, Canada

    June 9, 2020 at 1:58 pm#47136
    Jamie
    Skipper
    @jamie-ftb

    I met Tom many years ago at the London Boat Show. Since then we’ve written for both Sailing Today and what was IPC’s Yachting Monthly and Practical Boat Owner, so by association through them. I contacted Tom about cutters as I am putting together a video on them and wanted his opinion. I was hoping for just a sound-bite, quote, or a thirty-second clip, but he did a whole video on it! We’ll be using excerpts from his video for our own.

    Peace and fair winds!

    June 10, 2020 at 4:42 am#47140
    Danny Basso
    Bosun
    @danny

    A lot of information .. unfortunately I understood half of what he said … as always I will have to see him more than once.

    Buon Vento

    June 10, 2020 at 7:06 am#47142
    David Malone
    Bosun
    @davidm

    A good sailing glossary turned out to be very helpful… 🙂

    June 11, 2020 at 8:53 am#47147
    Jamie
    Skipper
    @jamie-ftb

    A lot of information .. unfortunately I understood half of what he said … as always I will have to see him more than once.

    We hope to try and simplify things in our version, Danny.

    Peace and fair winds!

    June 12, 2020 at 4:52 am#47153
    David Malone
    Bosun
    @davidm

    Two of the things I’ve been curious about concerning cutter rigs are a) removable stays and b) booms incorporated into stay sail configurations. I was won over by your presentation on ketch rigs and have long been a devotee of cutter rigs (at least the modern version) but have wondered about those strange looking stay sail rigs (what turned out to be booms, I think) on the forward decks of some boats. Of course, there’s also the question of using a furler on an inner stay or leave it basic. I’ll be looking forward to your presentation on this topic.

    I hope the outlook is brightening where you are. It was in the States; but, (of course) now there is a new spike in new cases from the protests and the general relaxing of behaviors here.

    June 12, 2020 at 10:53 pm#47165
    David Johnston
    Bosun
    @davidj

    Two of the things I’ve been curious about concerning cutter rigs are a) removable stays and b) booms incorporated into stay sail configurations. I was won over by your presentation on ketch rigs and have long been a devotee of cutter rigs (at least the modern version) but have wondered about those strange looking stay sail rigs (what turned out to be booms, I think) on the forward decks of some boats. Of course, there’s also the question of using a furler on an inner stay or leave it basic. I’ll be looking forward to your presentation on this topic. I hope the outlook is brightening where you are. It was in the States; but, (of course) now there is a new spike in new cases from the protests and the general relaxing of behaviors here.

     

    Those “booms” or whatever they’re called for staysails have interested me as well.  Island Packet seem to be a big proponent of that setup.  For example, the upcoming IP 439 shows one: https://ipy.com/yachts/ip-439

    October 3, 2020 at 6:37 pm#47932
    Peter Haliburton
    Deckhand
    @jphaliburton

    Tom has a new YouTube channel that may be of interest to some. Here is the description:

    “Welcome to the Boat Yard channel.  On here you’ll find lots of content about boats.  The restoration and renovation of boats, history and journeys sailors have been on.  All the boats come in different shapes and sizes, from classic sailing yachts to speedboats, tall ships to military craft.  We’ll also be uploading new material, extended footage and additional content from Tom Cunliffe.”

    It can be found at https://www.youtube.com/c/BoatYardBuilds

     

    Living and sailing in Newfoundland, Canada

    October 7, 2020 at 8:42 am#47936
    Jamie
    Skipper
    @jamie-ftb

    Thanks for the heads up, Peter.

    Peace and fair winds!

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