Understanding Our Craft
My boating experience began in 1961, when I built a small daysailer; through repairing sails, as well as an involvement with hot air balloons, I learned the skills of the sailmaker's craft.
In 1984 my wife, Cheryl, and I finished a bare hull, 31-foot gaff-rigged boat and lived aboard until 1991. We continue to cruise the East Coast and Chesapeake Bay form Rock Hall, Maryland, where we began a sailmaking and canvas business in 1995.
Now operating from a newly-built loft just outside the town of Rock Hall, we and our small staff of experienced sailmakers focus on producing custom sails for cruising sailboats form 14 to 50 feet.
Recent projects include a main, jib and genoa for a Pearson 424; a main and genoa for a Gozzard 44; a main for a Cape Dory 18; a main for a quick step 24; and a main and genoa for an Island Packet 380.