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
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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.

The Rigger S Apprentice

Author : Brian Toss
ISBN : 0071555609
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The Rigger's Apprentice is not just another knot book, even though the knots a sailor needs are all here. Nor is it a survey of rigs, for the subject is rigging itself: its principles and procedures. Seizings, lashings, double sheet bends, grommets, wire splices, handybillies--all these are traditional techniques whose usefulness is valid even on modern, high-tech boats. Toss tells how to replace an entire gang of rigging--measuring, choosing appropriate wire, turning soft eyes, leathering, and serving. And if you are a bluewater voyager, you'll feel secure in the knowledge that, should a shroud carry away far at sea, you'll be able to repair it.

Sailmaker S Apprentice

Author : Emiliano Marino
ISBN : 0071376429
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 63. 36 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.

Splicing Wire And Fiber Rope

Author : Raoul Graumont
ISBN : WISC:89078554698
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 72. 23 MB
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Eye splices, roll splices, tail splices, short and long splices; grommets; lock tucks in various eye splices; flexible and nonflexible cable splices used in aircraft cord -- these and many other operations are explained in simple language and are illustrated by clear line drawings and photographs. Directions for meshing and socketing, helpful information on rigging blocks and tackle, and a complete glossary of rope terms are included.

How To Build Glued Lapstrake Wooden Boats

Author : John Brooks
ISBN : 0937822582
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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.

Practical Junk Rig

Author : H.G. Hasler
ISBN : 9781408127094
Genre : Transportation
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This encyclopaedic volume synthesises 25 years of research and development of this unique rig as adapted to western craft. It is a work which has been welcomed by the growing number of yachtsmen and designers throughout the world who already enjoy the benefits of junk rig or who wish to do so. Now in paperback for the first time, Practical Junk Rig examines the design and aerodynamic theory behind junk rigs and discusses how best to sail them. It outlines the rig in detail, the principles that underlie it, considers possible alternative shapes and arrangements and analyses performance, all assisted by a wealth of detailed line illustrations. 'There is no better or more compehensive work on the subject available... it should be considered THE handbook on junk rigs for anyone interested in the subject' Sailing 'I cannot recommend this book too highly' Classic Boat

Splicing Modern Ropes

Author : Jan-Willem Polman
ISBN : 9781472924919
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The time when every vessel going to sea made use of 3-strand rope has gone. Splicing that type of rope and cord is relatively straightforward. Nowadays the most common type of rope used on board yachts, dinghies, motorboats, working boats and ferries is braided rope. Few people have the knowledge to splice it, or even where to start. Splicing Modern Ropes is the first guide to this essential skill. It explains why splices are better Â? and stronger Â? than knots or shackles for joining or shortening rope, and how to go about it. With this skill, yachtsmen can customise their ropes, optimise their deck layout, taper their sheets for ease of handling, and splice an extra cover on their ropes to give better grip, avoid chafe and make them last longer. Using clear, step-by-step photography and detailed instructions, this book will guide readers through all the stages required to make strong, reliable splices.

The Practical Encyclopedia Of Boating

Author : John Vigor
ISBN : 0071378855
Genre : Reference
File Size : 41. 21 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.

Single Handed Sailing

Author : Frank Mulville
ISBN : 0850364108
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Thinking of making a single-handed passage? This book tells you all you need to know about how to prepare your boat, your stores and yourself for a long voyage alone. Not only invaluable to single-handed sailors, but a definitive guide on seamanship for all.

Best Of Sail Magazine S Things That Work

Author : Sail Magazine
ISBN : 0070580537
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 52. 55 MB
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Ideas to stir your imagination-- Ideas that, with a tweak here and a fudge there, you can adapt to your own sailing, boathandling, and maintenance needs. Reusable winter-cover support, page 28 Easy removable helm seat, page 79 Cockpit-locker lock, page 175

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