Whether you plan to build a schooner, start a refit, or just have small winter sailboat projects in mind, check out our project videos for inspiration and hints. Topics cover hull construction, electrical wiring, interior carpentry, rigging, solar panel installation, water-maker installation, diesel generator, wind generator, life raft and much more.

  • Boat Maintenance DYI - Diesel Maintenance Pt. 1 Boat Maintenance Tips DYI

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    A video by Rob Dubin Running time: 76 minutes. From the Sailing Quarterly Video Magazine library. Boat Maintenance Tips DIY delivers a wealth of information for the do-it-yourselfer. Boat maintenance professionals explain and demonstrate: Diesel Engine Maintenance & Troubleshooting, How to Clean a Winch, Rigging Checks from Masthead to Deck, Fiberglass Repairs, How to Fix a Marine Head, and Varnishing. (M1Z)

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    A film by Lin and Larry Pardey Running time: 90 minutes. Lin & Larry Pardey Ocean Sailing Tips Video demonstrates over two dozen ocean sailing skills on board their 29 foot wooden cutter, Taleisin, the boat that was their home for over 25 years and 100,000 miles of ocean sailing. Get ready to cross oceans with the Pardeys.

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    A video by Lin & Larry Pardey Running time: 88 minutes Lin & Larry Pardey Cruising Tips Video demonstrates over two dozen tips to prepare you and your boat for offshore voyages. Follow their advice and make your vessel safer, easier to handle, and more enjoyable to sail. On board their 29 foot wooden cutter, Taleisin - the boat that was their home for over 100,000 miles of voyaging - learn how to get ready to cruise.

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    Outfitting the Ideal Cruising Sailboat

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    Outfitting the Ideal Cruising Sailboat

    A video by Rob and Dee Dubin from Sailing Quarterly Video Magazine Running time: 76 minutes. After filming Sailing Quarterly Video Magazine for 6 years and 24 episodes, the Dubin's purchased a new bluewater cruising boat, "Ventana" - an Island Packet 40. They outfitted her with many of the gear and customizations featured in the series. In this video, the Dubin's give you a tour above and below decks, describing boat construction, sails, rigging, ground tackle, and other gear and features they selected. Regardless of the boat you decide on, you'll find their advice extremely helpful. (OF)

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  • Raw Faith: a Family Sailing Saga Raw Faith: A Family Sailing Saga

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    A film by Gregory Roscoe Running time: 94 minutes A family sailing saga from construction through shakedown cruises, dismastings and family breakdowns told through the lens of a man, a mission and his boat. In 1997, the McKay family- George, JoAnn, Elizabeth, Aaron, Tom and Rob made the decision to build a three masted Galleon as a way for the family to voyage and see new places. However there was a key feature that needed to be integrated into the build- the boat needed to be handicapped accessible to accommodate Elizabeth who has Marfans Syndrome. This accommodation evolved into an obsession, which eventually took its toll on this American family.

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    Sail Vicarious: Vicarious Sailing Sail Vicarious 6 Video Series

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    A video series by Spencer and Kathleen Bailey Running time: 8.5 hours. Join Spencer and Kathleen over a multi-year project as they locate the right cruising sailboat, make her ready for long range cruising. Then cast off with them as they cruise the U.S. eastern seaboard and venture offshore to the Bahamas and onto the Caribbean. You'll be there as they learn the hard way, correct mistakes, gain experience and confidence by doing, then reap the rewards of cruising aboard a well found vessel.

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  • Building the Frames Episode 1 The BIG Sailboat Project Boat Building

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    A video series by Sandra Sims Running time:4 hours 25 minutes Ten years in the making, The BIG Sailboat Project tracks the gritty effort of two gals as they pursue their dream of building and cruising a 43 foot steel sailboat. Located a 1000 miles from the coast in rural Alberta, Canada, the duo decide on steel as their building material, which they shape into a Bruce Roberts designed 43 MKII Long Keel Cutter.

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