The Complete Rigger's Apprentice (2nd Edition)

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Author Brion Toss
Barcode 9780071849784
ISBN 9780071849784
Format Books
Publisher International Marine
Size 243 x 194 x 39mm
Weight (g) 1040 g

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Revised and updated-the only book you need on sailboat rigging and marlinspike arts

The Complete Rigger's Apprentice, Second Edition offers today's marine professionals a complete, up-to-date resource on today's rigging best practices and traditions. This expanded edition features new material on multihull rig design, how to make and use soft-shackles, and the latest information on Sta-Lok (mechanical) terminals. In addition to sharing traditional rigging methods, new techniques are taught here, ... Read More

Revised and updated-the only book you need on sailboat rigging and marlinspike arts

The Complete Rigger's Apprentice, Second Edition offers today's marine professionals a complete, up-to-date resource on today's rigging best practices and traditions. This expanded edition features new material on multihull rig design, how to make and use soft-shackles, and the latest information on Sta-Lok (mechanical) terminals. In addition to sharing traditional rigging methods, new techniques are taught here, for the first time, including how to work with today's high-modulus fibers for both running and standing rigging.

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.' - SAIL

'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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Author Brion Toss
Barcode 9780071849784
Isbn 9780071849784
Format Books
Publisher International Marine
Size 243 x 194 x 39mm
Weight (g) 1040 g

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