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 : 42. 15 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.

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 : 40. 87 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.

How To Build Glued Lapstrake Wooden Boats

Author : John Brooks
ISBN : 0937822582
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 71. 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.

The Gaff Rig Handbook

Author : John Leather
ISBN : 0937822671
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 51. 60 MB
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The historical development & practical application of this traditional rig are thoroughly covered.

Instant Weather Forecasting

Author : Alan Watts
ISBN : 9781408107799
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 47. 91 MB
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Instant Weather Forecasting has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published nearly 40 years ago. A brilliant concept, its winning formula of 24 colour photographs of cloud formations and their accompanying explanatory text enables the reader to read the sky, pick up the clues, and predict what the weather will do. With a revised and updated text, along with new colour photographs and diagrams, this bestselling gem of a book will be invaluable to anyone participating in outdoor activities, from farming, gardening and walking to riding, golfing, flying, sailing and fishing - and of course holidaymakers. 'Excellent value and a good cockpit companion' Classic Boat 'A surefire bestseller' The Yachtsman 'Another gem that's a dog-eared favourite' Coastal Cruising 'A handy and information-packed little volume' Birdwatch

The Practical Encyclopedia Of Boating

Author : John Vigor
ISBN : 0071378855
Genre : Reference
File Size : 44. 30 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.

Maximum Sail Power

Author : Brian Hancock
ISBN : 9781619304277
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 37. 10 MB
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The art, science, history, and mystery of sails and sailmaking. Written in concise, layperson's language and full of photographs and personal anecdotes, this book goes step-by-step through the process of creating and using sails. Provided is a definitive look at the latest developments in sails, sailcloth, engineering, hardware, and sail trim. Also offered are case studies that illustrate which fibers, fabrics, and sails are suitable for a variety of different sailing applications, from simple dinghies and day sailors to offshore racing and cruising yachts. Sailors of all levels of interest and ability will find information they can apply to their own boats and sail choices.

The Arts Of The Sailor

Author : Hervey Garrett Smith
ISBN : 9780486132686
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 56. 67 MB
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The perfect shipboard reference, this volume is packed with useful "hands-on" information: sailor's tools, basic knots, and useful hitches; handsewing and canvas work; dozens of other topics. Over 100 illustrations.

Sail And Rig Tuning

Author : Ivar Dedekam
ISBN : 1898660670
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 78. 66 MB
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A guide to tuning the sails and rigs of yachts and small keelboats, featuring step-by-step instructions and more than 150 illustrations.

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