The Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging


Author: Brion Toss
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071791574
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 392
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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 Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging, Second Edition


Author: Brion Toss
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071849777
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 432
View: 4987
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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, for the first time, including how to work with today’s high-modulus fibers for both running and standing rigging. Continuing its tradition, this book helps you gain satisfaction and hard-cash savings from stepping your own masts, inspecting and maintaining your own rigs, and turning your own tail splices and wire eye splices. Easy-to-understand explanations demonstrate how to make hundreds of pieces of handmade gear, which saves you hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of dollars.

The Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging


Author: Brion Toss
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0070648409
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 392
View: 9942
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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 Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging, Second Edition


Author: Brion Toss
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780071849784
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 432
View: 8626
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Revised and updated—the only book you need on sailboat rigging and marlinspike arts From its initial publication, The Complete Rigger’s Apprentice has been the definitive go-to resource for weekend sailors and maritime professionals who want to master the fine art of rigging. In this revised second edition, master rigger Brion Toss expands upon the traditional basics of ropeworking to give you the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on the latest tools, techniques, and tricks of the trade. Features include: A complete rigging primer of essential gear, principles, and procedures Classic ropeworking techniques you can adapt for today’s modern rigs Money-saving tips on the newest equipment, materials, upgrades and designsI llustrated instructions for tying knots, splicing rope, and making repairs Professional guidelines for inspecting and maintaining rigs for longer voyages Emergency procedures, troubleshooters and fixes to ensure smooth sailing New technologies for multihull rigs, soft-shackles, Sta-Lok terminals, and more Need-to-know resources including a portfolio of rigs and glossary of terms PLUS rope tricks and puzzles that will delight your passengers

Sailmaker's Apprentice


Author: Emiliano Marino
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071376426
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 494
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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.

Knowing the Ropes

A Sailor's Guide to Selecting, Rigging, and Handling Lines Abroad
Author: Roger C. Taylor
Publisher: International Marine Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780877423911
Category: Knots and splices
Page: 203
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This edition of Taylor's popular book is revised in both text and drawings, in part to extend the treatment for the first time to powerboats as well as sailboats. With a smaller, more convenient trim size, 64 more pages, new drawings, and a lower price, Knowing the Ropes is better than ever. Roger Taylor lends his lifetime of seagoing experience to boaters of all skill levels, describing-with the help of Kathy Bray's drawings-every aspect of ropework aboard: how to choose it, use it, care for it, knot it, coil it, whip it, marry it, haul on it, and reef and lash with it.

Cruising rigs and rigging


Author: Ross Norgrove
Publisher: International Marine Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 322
View: 6410
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Chapman Piloting & Seamanship


Author: Charles B. Husick
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781588167446
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 927
View: 2197
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Surveys the latest developments in safety systems, marine electronics, radar, and communications, and includes information on tides, and currents, weather, and navigation.

Reeds Splicing Handbook


Author: Jan-Willem Polman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472952774
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 128
View: 6511
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For any seafarer, splicing rope is an essential skill. But the traditional 3-strand rope is fast disappearing. So how do you splice braided rope? This is the definitive pocket-sized guide to all rope splicing techniques. Most of the techniques are quite easy to master – and also fun to do. See why splices are better – and stronger – than knots or shackles for joining or shortening rope, and follow the step-by-step photographs and clear instructions to find out how to splice efficiently. Containing step by step photos and clear instructions, this colourful and easy to follow aide memoire guides users every step of the way.

The Marlinspike Sailor


Author: Hervey Garrett Smith
Publisher: Ravenio Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: N.A
View: 9885
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This classic is organized as follows: Making Rope Behave Knot, Bend or Hitch? Anyone Can Splice The Short Splice The Long Splice The Stowage of Rope How to Lay Up a Grommet Whippings The Heaving Line Some Notes on Seizing Worming, Parceling and Serving The Running Turk’s Head The Star Knot The Tack Knot The Lanyard Knot Matthew Walker’s Knot A Simple Rope Mat Ladder Mat and Block Mat A Russian or Walled Mat A Sword Mat A Rope Ladder with a New Twist Plaited Sennits Crown Sennits Rope Handles Coach whipping Grafting, Pointing and Hitching Cockscombing The Sea Chest Deadeyes and Lanyards Decorative Wall Bag Tom Crosby’s Ditty Sox The Rigger’s Little Helper Wooden Bilge Pumps Palm and Needle Practice The Ditty-Bag The Sea Bag The Bell Rope Wooden Cleats Rope Fenders Stropped Blocks Canvas Deck Bucket Rigging a Jackline Sail Stop Bag Some Notes on the Use of “Taykles” A Lanyard for a Cannon The Catboat Race Making a Mast Boot The Water Jug Registration Numbers Art and Yacht Design Synthetic Fibers and Their Characteristics

Hand, Reef and Steer 2nd edition

Traditional Sailing Skills for Classic Boats
Author: Tom Cunliffe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472925874
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
View: 856
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In Hand, Reef & Steer - winner of the Best Book of the Sea Award - Tom explains the different sailing characteristics of classic craft and shares his grasp of the special skills required to handle them. He describes how to handle heavy loads using tackles rather than winches and reveals the mysteries of making the boat work for you rather than fighting with her gear. He shares step by step advice on setting up the rig; sail handling skills (hoisting, setting and reefing) heavy and light air sailing; manouevring a long-keel boat; losing way, scandalizing and steering with sails, topsails, watersails, single-luff spinnakers and fisherman staysails; and much, much more. Hand, Reef & Steer, with its wonderful watercolour drawings and atmospheric photos, will delight all who love the unique character and grace of classic craft. 'Superb' Cruising 'A delightful book' WoodenBoat

Knots


Author: Brion Toss
Publisher: Hearst Books
ISBN: 9781588160188
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
View: 6436
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A complete, comprehensive, and useful book devoted to nautical knots. Well-known rigger Brion Toss covers more than 100 knots, describing for each its uses, advantages, and disadvantages, and explaining in simple, step-by-step, fully illustrated instructions how to tie it. Illustrated.

Sail and Rig

The Tuning Guide
Author: Magne Klann,Øyvind Bordal
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781912177103
Category:
Page: 192
View: 3765
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The complete guide on how to trim sails and tune rigging for all conditions to make the boat sail faster and safer. A well-trimmed sailing boat is not only faster - it heels less, balances better and is more comfortable. Wear and load is reduced and expensive gear lasts longer. The risk of damage or rig failure is significantly lower when you know how to take care of your rig and sails. This book provides a clear understanding of the dynamics of rig and sail and how to get them working together in harmony with the elements. With hundreds of color photographs and illustrations throughout, the text is concise and precise, divided into sections to make it easy to find exactly what you need. Research was carried out with professional riggers, sailmakers and international elite sailors as consultants resulting in a book that should be part of every sailor's basic kit. This book appeals to every level of sailor - those with limited experience will find much to learn and the experienced sailor can develop competence and knowledge as the different aspects of trim are treated in depth.

A Field Guide to Fabric Design

Design, Print & Sell Your Own Fabric; Traditional & Digital Techniques; For Quilting, Home Dec & Apparel
Author: Kim Kight
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781607056188
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 160
View: 9770
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If you have ever dreamed of showing your designs on fabric, textile aficionado Kim Kight, of popular blog True Up, is here to teach you how. Comprehensive and refreshingly straightforward, this impressive volume features two main parts. First, the Design and Color section explains the basics with step-by-step tutorials on creating repeating patterns both by hand and on the computer. Next, the Printing section guides you through transferring those designs on fabric-whether it's block printing, screen printing, digital printing or licensing to a fabric company-and how to determine the best method for you.

Canvas for Cruisers

The Complete Guide
Author: Julie Gifford
Publisher: Julie M. Gifford
ISBN: 9780986566707
Category: Marine canvas work
Page: 464
View: 8240
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Canvas for Cruisers is a complete guide to sewing for boats. With 768 illustrations and 81 photos, it is the only canvas book you will need. Starting with information about fabrics, notions and the tools you will need to get going, a detailed description of sewing techniques follows - such as how to sew different types of seams, installation of zippers, piping, hems, patches and reinforcing, binding edges and making patterns. Not only are these details described and illustrated, the reason why is explained. These important details are not covered in the other books. The book continues then, with how-to instructions for many projects inside and outside the boat. All types of covers to protect the boat and its equipment from sun and rain, followed by larger projects such as biminis and dodgers, awnings and sail covers. A separate section on cushions explains all you need to know about designing and constructing practical, comfortable and durable interior and exterior cushions that will stand up to harsh conditions. Also included are many interior projects to organize and beautify your interior space - storage bags, bedding, curtains, screens. The last section covers repairs - to sails, and canvas - and how to prevent the problem from re-occurring.

Modern Printmaking

A Guide to Traditional and Digital Techniques
Author: Sylvie Covey
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 160774760X
Category: Art
Page: 320
View: 4569
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A fully illustrated instructional printmaking book presenting step-by-step examples alongside representative works from thirty top contemporary printmaking artists. Printmaking is flourishing in the modern era, appealing to both traditional artists as well as those interested in graphic design and digital techniques. This all-in-one guide is both technical and inspirational, examining the history and contemporary processes of relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, mixed media, digital transfers, and post-digital graphics. Featuring step-by-step examples alongside representative works and profiles of top printmaking artists, this colorful resource provides a truly fresh look at printmaking today, in all its forms. From the Hardcover edition.

Lacework for Adventurous Crocheters

Master Traditional, Irish, Freeform, and Bruges Lace Crochet through Easy Step-by-Step Instructions
Author: Margaret Hubert
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
ISBN: 1610586395
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
View: 5159
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This step-by-step technique reference introduces and thoroughly explores several styles of crochet that produce lacy fabric. With Lacework for Adventurous Crocheters, you'll delve into many exciting methods, including: - Broomstick lace - Hairpin lace - Bruges lace - Irish crochet - Freeform crochet Each section includes easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions, teaching all that is necessary to master the required skills. Charts, diagrams, and graphs are also provided, and swatch exercises in each section give the reader a chance to try the skills. Sections end with three to five small projects. Master this beautiful craft with Lacework for Adventurous Crocheters!

Nautical Knots Illustrated


Author: Paul H H Snyder,Arthur FF Snyder
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071708901
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 96
View: 5207
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"Its illustrations on how the knots are tied are among the best I have seen." Mariner's Log With nearly 300 superb photographs illustrating the "ins and outs" of the 20 most useful nautical knots and splices, this reissue of the critically acclaimed Nautical Knots Illustrated will transform any beginner into a boater who knows the ropes. Each knot or splice is presented on two facing pages, and an illustrated glossary and quick-glance overview of common linehandling commands are also included.