All the new running rigging and fine tuning you and Gordon accomplished on the Lovely Lady really increased our WOW Factor.
We had big grins as we sailed south with the spinnaker from Pt. Townsend.
SV Lovely Lady
Comments by students of Brion's Workshops:
From Scott Wilson in Three Sheets Northwest
From Alan Hyde: "We thoroughly enjoyed Brion’s well-attended and excellent presentation. All the best technical knowledge on any subject rests on some underpinnings that once understood widen & brighten our future thinking about it. Brion’s a master of his craft because he knows that so well, and communicates it well, too."
Just letting you know the rig you made for me fits perfectly & we're off to Bermuda Wednesday, June 10th - check out the blog site for updates and photos
through Small Craft Advisor magazine.
Long Bay Marine/ Boat Building
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
We can't tell you how much your book has helped in changing
our every day lives! It was instrumental in, of all things, the
installation of refrigeration in our galley. How you ask? just look at the
Your lifelong fans....
Patsy Thompson and Tony Latimer
I have known Brion Toss since... No, I have witnessed the nimble fingers and nimble mind of Brion Toss since his macramé "act" at our first Wooden Boat Festival in 1977. In the ensuing years, I have seen his skills expanded exponentially, through the countless demonstrations and workshops he has conducted for us.
Brion Toss is a phenomenon of the modern world. He is a wizard of knots and rigging. It is wonderful to see a master craftsman at work. Seeing one who passes on what he knows with compassion, love, energy, wit and charm is an experience none will ever forget. Teachers like Brion toss are the rare bright gems of our culture.
Center for Wooden BoatsHey Brion!
So, after my mail chasing me around the world, I finally received your new book, which I love! Thank you, thank you!!! I've used it only on one type of splice thus far. I had a bunch of lines to make up with all the same splice, so I did that and then we moved from Vienna to Antwerp, so I've been busy with those details and I haven't been able to check out the other splices yet. I will however... My initial reaction is that it's quite a handy little book. It seems concise and I was pleased that there was once or twice that I found an answer to questions I'd had initially. The emphasis is just a little different from "The Rigger's Apprentice," some of which I like better, some not as much. But once we get settled in and I have some time again, I'm going to go through the entire book, step-by-step and see how it works, and also I want the other riggers to do a splice or two with it, those that don't know how to splice at all, and get their feedback. My best to you and Christian!!
Cirque du Soleil
Brion & Crew,
A quick thank you to you and all your staff especially Sean. I am very pleased with the rigging configuration, service and genuine interest you and your staff provided in the rigging of La Vie. Thanks much.
S/V La Vie
Just wanted to let you know that the rig tuning that you all did on Coriolis was great. The jib furler rolls like a dream, even in high winds, and we did purchase the ratcheting block, so even the wife can bring it in without trouble. We also cleaned the winches, which the previous owner told us hadn't been done in six years, and now the wife can use the second speed....Boy, what a little housekeeping can do! Thanks a lot, you guys were worth every dollar in saved aching muscles!
Kay and Gary Taylor
S/V Coriolis (Catalina 30)
I just wanted to thank you guys for the great splicing workshop. I came in knowing a little and left knowing a lot more. I really appreciated the extra time you spent in answering my questions. I plan on attending a couple more workshops next year.
Dear Sue and Brion,
Many thanks for your kindness, I have got the splicing wands just yesterday. I hope to make people interested ...by using those gear. I would like to keep myself abreast, can you please include my name in your mailing list?
Brion, I've now probably done over fifty eye-splices on 1/2" arborist line...I'm the most popular guy here in Phoenix, AZ. All my friends want "eyes" in their lines now...it has also become somewhat profitable. It is fun to splice and to know how to do something few people know or want to learn. Yes, I learned from the video. Thanks again!
I just want to say "Thank You" for writing such enjoyable books on knots. I have two and enjoy mastering a new knot from the pages as I laugh at the puns. My shoes now stay tied.
"The Point Hudson Phid"
I just wouldn't use any different phid if something happens to mine! I'd buy another! (regarding Brion's Point Hudson Phid)