Big Sailboat Project
The popular website, 'thebigsailboatproject.com' has been visited by boat builders and enthusiasts for nearly a decade. Tracking the progress of 2 girls (Sandra Sims & Gena Hollingshead) and their desire to build a 43 foot steel sailboat in the prairies of Alberta Canada became a weekly ritual for some, but readers wanted more... 'Why don't you guys make a video?' some suggested. Well here it is, the first of a 2 DVD set about the ups and downs ..the strife and determination...of taking on such a massive project. Epidodes 1 to 5, each suitable for 1/2 hr broadcast, cover from the humble first day, up to a finished hull ready to detail. 'It's not so much a 'how to..' series, as a 'how we..' series', although there is a treasure-trove of information for anyone looking into building a boat! 'The beauty of a sailboat formed before our eyes, but that beauty was intensified by knowing that we alone made it!' 'We hope each episode conveys some of the joy and awe we felt. We sacrificed most weekends, got some war wounds, and lived the boat builder's lifestyle, but in the end, it was worth it!' **Volume II is now available! The conclusion (episodes 6-10) is at thesailingchannel.com.