Grapeview Point Boat Works

81 E Grapeview Point Rd + Allyn, WA 98524 + 360-277-9015 + boat_works@yahoo.com

Nathaniel Wilson Sails

Nat Wilson of Nathaniel Wilson Sailmaker, Inc. of East Boothbay, Maine has produced sails for our boats for several years.

In addition to knowing how to correctly cut tradional sails, he also finishes sails with appropriate handwork techniques and materials. We heartily recommend his sails.

The first few photographs here show some of the small boat sails he has produced for us. Further down the page are photographs of some of the handwork details.

Nat Wilson sails on a Grapeview Point Boat Works built MacGregor sailing canoe (reefed main)
Nat Wilson sails on a GPBW built MacGregor sailing canoe (reefed main)

For more details on the MacGregor sailing canoe, click here.

Nat Wilson sails on a Grapeview Point Boat Works built Acorn Tender
Nat Wilson sails on a GPBW built Acorn Tender

For more details on the Acorn Tender, click here.

These photos illustrate some of the fine hand techniques that Nat Willson uses to make these sails special.

Tack cringle and rat-tailed hand roping on Caledonia Yawl mizzen
Tack cringle and rat-tailed hand roping
Detail of tack cringle
Detail of tack cringle
Head of Caledonia Yawl mizzen
Head of Caledonia Yawl mizzen
Clew of Caledonia Yawl mizzen
Clew of Caledonia Yawl mizzen
Caledonia Yawl mizzen reef cringle
Caledonia Yawl mizzen reef cringle



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