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10-29-2014, 09:58 AM
on the website.

Sign up here if you haven't already: http://www.woodenboat.com/user/150/wb-subscription

I thought the articles and photos about jackyard topsails were fascinating.

10-31-2014, 04:11 AM
Maybe Thad or JohnB, or others who have sailed under a real jackyard topsail, will pipe in with their stories.
The site has interesting videos and articles, and is free to all WoodenBoat subscribers.

Ben Fuller
10-31-2014, 07:32 AM
Unfortunately, we don't get a label on the magazine here... and I received mine a few days back, so the mailing sheet has gone into the recycling bin.

Makes it hard to create an account.

E mail the folks at WB and they can help; same thing happened to me.

10-31-2014, 11:27 AM
Q, I don't see the topsail item Dave mentions. Where to tell story?

10-31-2014, 12:38 PM
It's in the Woodenboat Library section: http://www.woodenboat.com/library/jackyard-topsails

10-31-2014, 01:19 PM
Thanks Dave. Comment posted. I have no idea why it formatted as it did. The picture I tried to post didn't take but can be seen in Picturetrail. I wrote that a few years ago.

11-10-2014, 11:18 AM
Photo of Thad's jackyard topsail flying on his Albert Strange yawl, Sea Harmony.


See the WoodenBoat Subscriber's Site for Thad's full write up.
Also find there Dixon Kemp's instructions, and Capt Jim Thom's experiences on setting the jackyard topsail on the Fife, Mariquita.

11-10-2014, 11:50 AM
That's the earlier "learning" topsail. Here's the newer one in a picture seen here before:

11-19-2014, 10:12 AM
A new item is posted on the Subscriber Site about L.Francis Herreshoff and his double-paddle canoe, along with the infamous article called "The Dry Breakers" from The Rudder, 1943. Also a chart showing where the Dry Breakers are, and comment on his diet of Rum Smoothies.

I sent an email to wbcirc@woodenboat.com to check on my subscription and to get my number to enter the Subscriber Site.

11-19-2014, 02:34 PM
Why do you describe the article as infamous? (Just curious.) The article is ironically humorous and unintentionally revealing. He decries gossip and preoccupation with perfectly human and understandable interests of his townsmen and neighbors, and seeks escape from it... but then proceeds to assume things about others and gossip about THEM for half a page.

12-23-2014, 10:14 AM
A tour of the WB campus with Jon Wilson has been posted: https://www.woodenboat.com/subscriber-videos/visit-campus-woodenboat%E2%80%94part-1

12-24-2014, 11:18 PM
Just started poking around in this new section and I'm very impressed. Lots of interesting tidbits and a very cool addition to the magazine. Good place for all kinds of interesting non-article things.