Top tips on boat building from the experts

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Top tips on boat building from the experts

Get boat building tips direct from the workshop in this selection of videos narrated by experts. Watch how to burn off a wooden hull, sharpen a chisel, use the right wood plane for the right job, learn top tips on varnishing....

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A Void In the Workshop

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A Void In the Workshop

Collars, the spar maker, has just completed a significant repair on the rig of the Laurent Giles designed Bermudan cutter ‘CETEWAYO’, in time for this season’s racing. Here, Jeremy Freeland describes the mast’s ongoing relationship with the Collars’ workshop and its craftsmen and the feeling when it finally returns to the boat and the care of the owner.

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Inside job

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Inside job

Nikki Wellings combines sailing skills and leatherwork on board the yachts she works for. Have a look at her latest work for a J class yacht.

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Types of Wood Planes

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Types of Wood Planes

Do you know a rebate plane from a wood jack plane?  Find out the difference between the various planes used in classic boat restoration in this video...

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Jack Ross Gifford's Christmas Reading LIst

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Jack Ross Gifford's Christmas Reading LIst

Falmouth based Naval Architect Jack Ross Gifford takes us through a selection of nautical books in his Christmas reading list. Filmed in the Bartlett library at the National Maritime Museum, Cornwall, Jack takes us into one of his favourite places to study, work and reflect.

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