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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 : 79. 46 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.

Sailmaker S Apprentice

Author : Emiliano Marino
ISBN : 0071376429
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 63. 68 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 : 25. 75 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.

Oceanography And Seamanship

Author : William G. Van Dorn
ISBN : WISC:89033914631
Genre : Science
File Size : 51. 7 MB
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Provides discussions of the origin and nature of the oceans and principles of wave motion as well as information of sailing strategy and tactics

The Practical Encyclopedia Of Boating

Author : John Vigor
ISBN : 0071378855
Genre : Reference
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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.

Yachting Monthly S Expert Sailing Skills

Author : Tom Cunliffe
ISBN : 9781119951292
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 31. 71 MB
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Improve a wide range of sailing skills with this highly illustrated guide Popular sailing author Tom Cunliffe teaches sailors how to improve a vast range of sailing skills, from dropping anchor to fixing an engine or using onboard electronics. Each chapter deals with a specific skill and is highly illustrated with step-by-step photos. This selection of the best practical articles from the pages of Yachting Monthly magazine will help sailors at every level. Perfect your spinnaker technique, learn how to dry out your yacht and pick up some tips for successful single-handed sailing. There's advice on everything from passage planning to boat handling and all delivered with easy to follow photographs and diagrams. Tom cuts through the theory to explain what really works -- often setting sail with normal yachtsmen and women to solve their cruising conundrums. Improve your sailing skills with a pick of the most useful tips and advice Easy to use language with step-by-step guides Expert advice from one of the U.K.'s most popular yachting journalists

Unrestricted Warfare

Author : Liang Qiao
ISBN : 0971680728
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 48. 80 MB
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Three years before the September 11 bombing of the World Trade Center-a Chinese military manual called Unrestricted Warfare touted such an attack-suggesting it would be difficult for the U.S. military to cope with. The events of September ll were not a random act perpetrated by independent agents. The doctrine of total war outlined in Unrestricted Warfare clearly demonstrates that the People's Republic of China is preparing to confront the United States and our allies by conducting "asymmetrical" or multidimensional attack on almost every aspect of our social, economic and political life.

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