Friday, December 28, 2012

news from the loft

Stuart Hopkins of Dabbler Sails gave Spartina a nice mention yesterday in the news from the loft section of his web page.

The sailmaker is, like all of us, wrapping up 2012 and preparing for 2013.  He mentions that he made 55 sails this past year, a impressive average of more than one sail per week -  beyond impressive I would say when you consider that quality craftsmanship that goes into each sail .  The 55 sails of 2012 brings the total sails produced by the loft to 1137 in the past 21 years, an average of 54.14 sails per year.  If you want a sailmaker with experience, Dabbler Sails is where to find him.

"A justly popular beach cruiser" is how Stuart describes John Welsford's Pathfinder design (I agree completely), and he mentions a three way conversation about sails for the Pathfinder.  Stuart and I are two participants in that conversation, the third participant being my friend Seth who is working hard on his Pathfinder up in the mountains of Virginia.

Thank you for the mention, Stuart.


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