The Self-Made Sailor
A site for DIY Sailors, Knot Tying and Rope Splicing
Enthusiasts, and Sailboat Liveaboards
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We've recently released our first DVD - an
instructional DVD on 3-strand rope splicing.
It includes all the most useful 3-strand splices plus practical and decorative splice finishes and related knot tying. For more details or to order a copy, please take a look at our Splices page.
Welcome to our site! We'd like to extend a special welcome to those of you who are visiting us by way of Practical Sailor Magazine. We're really excited about our little website getting a mention there, and we hope you enjoy your stay with us. You can click the link to jump directly to the page with the instructional video on how to tie the Icicle Hitch knot they were referring to in the article, if you like. Thanks for visiting!
This site is for the self-reliant, the
do-it-yourselfer (like us), those who want to have fun while working on
their boats, and those who want to reduce the cost of repair and
maintenance on their boats by doing much of the work themselves.
Since our boat is our home, we have to, and want to, repair and maintain her. We’d much rather spend the extra time struggling with a project on our own, ending up with a successful result, plus additional skills, and a more intimate knowledge of the boat and her systems.
Living aboard our boat, “Al Hoceima”, a 41’ steel Petit Prince ketch, year ‘round in Port Credit, Ontario, Canada, on Lake Ontario, has been interesting... We'd like to share some of our experiences, adventures, projects, and sailing knowledge with you; we invite you to share yours with us as well!
We hope that you will enjoy our website and join us from time to time on our journey, stationary or otherwise, aboard “Al Hoceima”.
You'll see that we're also interested in practical and decorative knot
tying - please check out our "how to" knot tying pages or
rope splicing DVD - We'd be happy
to entertain requests for any specific knots that you'd like to learn
how to tie.
Dave and Angi
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And there are lots of articles about sailing experiences, DIY boat projects, emergency preparation for cruising sailors, and other nautical information to read - click on an item on the left and dive in!
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