The Complete Rigger's Apprentice

The Complete Rigger's Apprentice

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The Complete Rigger's Apprentice

The Complete Rigger's Apprentice

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Product No:
Brion Toss
McGraw Hill
1st Edition
Edition Date:
August 1998
193 x 234 x 36 mm
840 g
Sales Rank:
7133 (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

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.

'A masterpiece on the subject of rigging and its various effects.'
- Sailing

'Toss's love of the subject shines throughout.'

'Full of excellent instruction and information for any cruising person who wants to be able to repair and upgrade his boat's rig.'
- Cruising World

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