DVDs & CD's & Videos
DVD - Going Aloft
"People tend to be either nonchalant about working aloft, or terrified of it. This dvd lays down safety procedures - some obvious - once stated, some subtle - to make leaving the deck a safer, easier exercise. Topics include: chairs & harnesses, deck crew protocol, essential knots & belaying techniques and aspects of mental attitude 60 min. See the 3- and 4-Set dvd Specials for SUPER SAVINGS!"
DVD - Fancy Ropework Collection - 3 in 1 DVD set
"The complete set of Fancy Work dvds are now available for one great low price.
Disc #1 This dvd covers the basic knots necessary in creating fancy work, including two turk's heads, a button knot suitable for three and four stands, and a variety of covering hitches. 45 min
Disc #2 Increasing the complexity of the knots and builds on Volume I's basics. It includes among others the 5-strand star knot button, the 3-strand braid and the Matthew Walker knot. 90min.
Disc #3 This dvd is the most ambitious of this series and includes the 6-strand round sinnet, the rare diamond lanyard knot, the �window maze� diamond button, and the crowning fancy work achievement - a bell rope. 90 min.
DVD - String Magic
"This video covers three classic cut and restore string tricks. You'll learn basic technique, sly details, and the value of an amusing (and distracting) line of patter. 25 min. This video will be sent in DVD format unless VHS is specified in the comment field of the order form. We will no longer produce VHS after January 1st, but we have a few copies left. Get them now!"
DVD 4-Set Special
"All four of our most popular videos...for only $100 * Making Your Own Eye Splices * Inspecting Your Rig * Going Aloft and; * Tuning Your Rig. $116 Value
DVD 3-Set Special
"Your choice of three of our most popular dvds...for only $80! Choose from * Making Your Own Eye Splices * Going Aloft * Inspecting Your Rig * Tuning Your Rig * 25 Knots *Installing Sta-Loks Please specify which 3 DVDs you want in the comments section of the order page.
DVD - Making Your Own Eye Splices
"This is our densest dvd, packed with almost 3 hours of clear, easy-to-remember instructions for splicing every commonly used rope. Splices covered include: # Double Braid Eye Splice, # Sta-set X Eye Splice, # 3-Strand Eye Splice, # Regatta Braid Eye Splice, # Double Braid End to End Splice, # Spectra Eye Splice, # Naked Spectra Eye Splice, # 3-Strand to Chain Splice, # Arborist Rope Eye Splice. Featuring Brion Toss' Splicing Wand and the Point Hudson Phid. 140 min. See the 3- and 4-Set DVD Specials for Super Savings!"
DVD - Tuning Your Rig
"Having a properly tuned rig increases longevity, performance and comfort afloat, and makes sailing less work. This dvd covers: # orientation to wire & rope properties; # Brion's famous bungy rig demo; # dockside tuning cruising yachts; # 3 methods of rig tension; # the Toss Turnbuckle Tightenting Technique; and # dynamic tuning under sail. You'll be astounded at the difference in your vessel after you apply these simple adjustments. 75 min. See the 3- and 4-Set Video Specials for SUPER SAVINGS!"
DVD - Installing Sta-Locks
"Sta-Loks are extremely strong and corrosive-resistant wire terminals. The are readily disassembled for survey, and are reusable --thus less expensive in the long run than swages. As simple as these fittings are, there are many details that can go wrong, and a lot of professional tricks to make things go right. This dvd covers all you need to know for pain-free assembly, plus valuable tips on wire length, tang and turnbuckle compatibility, specialized options, and more. 30 min.
DVD - Inspecting Your Rig
"Learn about the impact of age, climate, tune and fatigue on a boat's rig. Learn to survey by following the �flow of forces� in a rig. Take a dock walk with Brion to spot good & bad rigging in a typical marina, shortcomings in roller furling, deck layout and wire terminals. This dvd won't replace professional surveys, but will expose you to frequently missed rig flaws. 90 min. See the 3- and 4-Set Video Specials for SUPER SAVINGS! "
DVD - 25 Knots
This is the companion DVD to Basic Knots-Book 1 in the Working Rope Series. A great learning tool.
The photographer shot Brion's hands from over Brion's shoulder - so when you look at the screen your hands could do exactly what Brion's hands do. Plus Brion explains what each knot is used for and how to apply it.
CD Salt Over My Shoulder
Fabulous - we play this all the time. Tony Latimer has a rich and booming voice for those chanteys we love to sing and smile along.
These are all songs he wrote or co-wrote with his songbird wife - Patsy Thompson. Tony and Patsy are out cruising down south Mexico way - - we hold a house concert every time they come to Port Townsend - will let you know when. In the meantime - this helps pad their cruising kitty.
CD We Need to Sing
This is a collection of favorite songs by Patsy Thompson - the better half of Tony Latimer and the songbird of the sensational folk and Chantey pair.
Patsy played these songs with dear friends on the night of Sept 11th - it was their way of wrapping their arms around a world in sorrow. Uplifting stories in song and memories from childhood,of friends gone on, and of our young lovers and golden lovers of later years. I play this in the afternoon with tea and cookies. Your purchase supports this fabulous artist and brings her and Tony back to PT and home concerts with all of us sharing a rollicking great time!