Wider horizons

Living and working on Poole Quay at the time it wasn’t hard to bump into the most beautiful 24 foot cutter “Seraffyn of Victoria” preparing to over winter in Poole having newly arrived after an Atlantic crossing. After the traditional ceremony of opening a bottle of rum it was apparent that Lin and Larry Pardey were looking for work over the winter and were also looking for some new sails. Larry, sadly no longer with us, was simply the most amazing boat builder I’ve ever come across and it was a privilege to exchange skills with him during the period he worked with us at Crusader Sails. Their books contain brilliantly simple cruising skills with the ultimate authority of having been there and done it.