the complete rigger s apprentice tools and techniques for modern and traditional rigging

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The Complete Rigger S Apprentice Tools And Techniques For Modern And Traditional Rigging

Author : Brion Toss
ISBN : 9780071791571
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 57. 1 MB
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Combining and updating the renowned Rigger's Apprentice and Rigger's Locker, meets the changing face of modern materials and technology while remaining true to rigging's best traditional principles and practices. It's much more than a knot book, though the knots a sailor needs are all here. It's a book for sailors who want the satisfaction and hard-cash savings of stepping their own masts, inspecting and maintaining their own rigs, and turning their own tailsplices and wire eyesplices. It is for boatowners who want to replace an entire gang of rigging themselves--measuring, choosing appropriate wire, turning soft eyes, leathering, and serving. It is for bluewater voyagers who want to feel secure in the knowledge that, should a shroud carry away far at sea, they will be able to repair it. The Complete Rigger's Apprentice is also a free-roaming collection of useful ideas and tips on everything from supplementing winches with block and tackle, to rigging snubbers at anchor, to using pantyhose for an emergency fanbelt. In short, it's the definitive book on the art of rigging, written by its most entertaining practitioner.

How To Build Glued Lapstrake Wooden Boats

Author : John Brooks
ISBN : 0937822582
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 48. 31 MB
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As a child, John Brooks loved to build models and sail with his grandfather. When most teenagers were at the prom, John was changing jibs in the Indian Ocean, halfway through a 35,000-mile, two-year cruise. He began building boats in commercial yards at 19, while studying boat design and building his own boats. John worked for many years honing his craftsmanship on fine yachts, small boats, custom furniture, and a harpsichord. He has been a instructor at the WoodenBoat School in Maine since the mid-1990s, teaching glued-lapstrake boatbuilding, fine interior joinery, and carving. Ruth Ann Hill grew up on the coast of Maine. A writer, boatbuilding assistant, naturalist, and graphic artist, Ruth is the author of Discovering Old Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park: An Unconventional Guide and a contributing editor for Maine Boats & Harbors magazine. John and Ruth started their business, Brooks Boats, in 1991. They design and build glued-lapstrake boats in West Brooklin, Maine-and get out to enjoy their handiwork in its proper element whenever they can.

Sailmaker S Apprentice

Author : Emiliano Marino
ISBN : 0071376429
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 29. 6 MB
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With this book, anyone can learn to design, make, repair, improve, and maintain sails. Emphasizing the handwork that distinguishes the highest-quality, most durable sails, Marino tells you how to select a rig, introduces you to sail shape and theory, and then shows you step by step, with the help of 700 detailed illustrations, how to sew patches, hand sew rings, fix tears or frayed edges, and stitch seams, not to mention how to make your own sails, canvas sailcovers, and sailbags from scratch. His bias is toward sturdy sails for daysailing and cruising, built of low-tech materials you can repair with a few simple tools. But this book is more than a comprehensive apprenticeship; it is also an illustrated tour of the world's rig and sail types, both contemporary and historical - a visual feast for the sailor as well as an indispensable guide for the mariner.

The Practical Encyclopedia Of Boating

Author : John Vigor
ISBN : 0071378855
Genre : Reference
File Size : 47. 7 MB
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A compendium for various boating situations. It covers seamanship and boat handling, navigation, routine boat maintenance, and boat design and building. It ranges from vital techniques - such as recovering overboard crew and measuring distances off - to useful concepts like reading the water and sky and evaluating a boat's seaworthiness.

The Gaff Rig Handbook

Author : John Leather
ISBN : 0937822671
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 47. 83 MB
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The historical development & practical application of this traditional rig are thoroughly covered.

Your First Sailboat Second Edition

Author : Daniel Spurr
ISBN : 9780071813488
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 61. 84 MB
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Praise for Your First Sailboat "Here's a book for first-time sailboat buyers that offers practical information they can really use to ease the transition to boat ownership. The buying guide to 84 of the more popular used sailboats will be particularly helpful when making the rounds at the boatyard." -- Cruising World "Spurr strikes just the right balance in this book of logic, education, and humor, without ever talking down to the reader." -- Latitude 38 "Have fun. Save time. Save money. This book omits everything you don’t need to know." -- Great Lakes Boating Can a keelboat tip over? How can I determine what boat I want? Once I do, what's a fair price to pay for it? Should I buy it new or used? How can I tell the difference between a used boat and one that's used up? Now that I have it, how can I start sailing quickly and safely? Your First Sailboat has answers to all your questions about selecting, buying, maintaining, and using your first boat. This user-friendly guide covers issues that other books ignore, including how to choose between a trailer sailer, daysailer, raceboat, cruiser, or multihull; what hull material is best for your first boat; whether to buy new or used; where to shop; how to judge quality and condition; where to keep your new boat; and what to do about gear, loans, insurance, and annual maintenance. Special features of this second edition include: An up-to-date descriptive buying guide to 84 recommended sailboats of all types and sizes, from daysailers to racers, cruisers, and multihulls How-Do-I? sections that cover boat handling, maintenance, and navigation What-If? segments that cover a variety of worst-case scenarios that you may worry about--from getting lost, to sinking, and when to look for the next sailboat! Straightforward and fun, Your First Sailboat gives you just what you need to stop asking questions and start sailing.

Illustrated Theatre Production Guide

Author : John Holloway
ISBN : 9780240812045
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 80. 4 MB
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This new and fully updated edition of the Illustrated Theatre Production Guide takes a step-by-step approach to the most common and popular theatre production practices, covering important issues related to the construction of wooden, fabric, plastic, and metal scenery used on the stage. This book examines theatres and their equipment, tools and materials, and scenery construction, as well as the principles of electricity and implementation of a lighting design. New additions include: * Hundreds of unique hand-drawings that illustrate lessons, giving detailed, dimensional instruction * New chapters on stage management and electrical theory as it relates specifically to stage lighting * Completely revamped chapters on metal frame construction and the practice of entertainment lighting covering DMX signals, dimmer mechanics, power distribution, digital lighting * Eco-friendly tips on how to reuse and recycle props and set material * Multiple do-it-yourself projects and practice problems *Companion website with a solutions manual and how-to videos that give an exclusive visual on crucial backstage tasks such as properly tying knots, building a chandelier, and constructing an outdoor stage Illustrated Theatre Production Guide, Second Edition offers techniques and best-practice methods from an experienced industry expert, creating a foundation on which to build a successful and resourceful career behind the scenes in theatre production. * NEW! Accompanying Website with how-to videos give an exclusive visual on how to do crucial backstage tasks such as properly tying knots, building a chandelier, and constructing an outdoor stage. * Hundreds of unique hand-drawings illustrate lessons to give dimensional detailed instruction * Greatly exapanded metal frame construction chapter, tons of new projects, and a brand new chapter on stage management to give you a more complete reference guide.

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