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Rigs and Rigging of Yachts

Rigs and Rigging of Yachts

  • Author: D. Phillips-Birt
  • Publisher: Spalding Press
  • ISBN: 1447411218
  • Category:
  • Page: 206
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Understanding Rigs and Rigging

Understanding Rigs and Rigging

  • Author: Richard Henderson
  • Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
  • ISBN: 9780071563048
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 272
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Understanding Rigs and Rigging by Richard "Jud" Henderson provides you with a detailed look at a subject that is too important to gloss over. Beginning with a review of the history of sailboat rigs, Henderson moves quickly to modern fore-and-aft rigs, taking time for a sampling of the more exotic rig configurations that may be seen sailing today, such as the luna, modern Chinese lug rigs, cat ketches, and wing sails. There is a thorough look at masts and other spars, with a very complete discussion of wood, aluminum, carbon-fiber, and other materials as they are used in spar construction. You will find out how best to utilize your rig in a manner compatible with your sailing interests. There are chapters on standing and running rigging, with a detailed look at their components; discussions of rigging constructions such as wire and rod, and the most effective terminal fittings for each; and information on turnbuckles, chainplates, tangs, and backstay adjustors. Henderson gives you a comparison of halyards (should yours be all rope, or wire and rope?); a look at winches, cleats, blocks, and levers; and a most helpful section on deck layout. You will also read about sail trim and basic aerodynamics, and learn how to set up and tune your rig to optimize rake, shroud tension, lateral bend, mast flexing, and stay tension. The final chapter looks at improvements, modifications, and offshore rig considerations, including such elements as changing mast length and converting a sloop to a yawl or cutter, or vice versa. Throughout the book, Jud Henderson draws on his experience to focus on safety issues. For the newcomer and the experienced sailor alike, there is no excuse for putting a poorly selected rig in any boat that may venture offshore. Understanding Rigs and Rigging will provide you with the information you need to rig your boat properly. "This is an exceptionally detailed look at everything above the deck on a sailboat. Henderson is an experienced author and sailor, and he has organized a tremendous amount of information in one volume."--Yachting"Details specific enough to guide sailboat owners in assessments of their own rigs are the strength of this survey. After reading this book's recommendations on points as various as how to keep a mast heel dry and how to check for correct bend in shroud tangs, many readers will make some changes."--Soundings

The Working Guide to Traditional Small-Boat Sails

The Working Guide to Traditional Small-Boat Sails

A How-To Handbooks for Owners and Builders

  • Author: David L. Nichols
  • Publisher: Breakaway Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 96
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Make your modern sailboat look (and work) like a salty classic. The Golden Age of Sail is long past, sadly, and much of its lore is nearly extinct. Sailboats now almost uniformly use the Bermudan sloop rig—a triangular jib and a triangular mainsail. But that rig evolved mainly to meet esoteric yacht-racing measurement rules. It is not necessarily the most efficient or effective rig. This book lets sailors rediscover the practical advantages—and the aesthetic delights—of such configurations as the sprit sail, the gaff sail, the lug sail, and the gunter rig. It also includes valuable information on marlinspike work like rope-whipping and eye-splicing; and tips on converting your modern sailboat to a traditional rig. ______________________ Some reviews: “This will become the classic book on traditional rigs for small boats. . . . A concise and thorough compendium on using low-cost and efficient traditional rigs, the kind that not only look better but work better on small boats than their modern counterparts.” —Gary Blankenship, Duckworks Magazine “The ‘traditional’ rigs here are the kind you’ll find on the clinker plywood designs of Iain Oughtred and the like; rigs with polyester sails and running rigging. Tufnol blocks and stainless steel shackles. ‘Modern traditional boats’, if you’ll forgive the phrase. Similarly, there’s a nice mix of old and new the manner the material is presented: old in the cleanliness of the page design; new in the extensive use of colour close-up photographs to illustrate details of the rigs. Highly recommended.” —Water Craft Magazine "Mr. Nichols does an excellent job of explaining the fundamentals in terms that are useful to old salts looking to tweak their rigs, builders trying to figure out what's next, and admirers of traditional design." —Good Old Boat

Model Sailing Yachts - How to Build, Rig, and Sail Them

Model Sailing Yachts - How to Build, Rig, and Sail Them

  • Author: Percival Marshall
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1447489292
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 124
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Sail and Rig Tuning

Sail and Rig Tuning

  • Author: Ivar Dedekam
  • Publisher: *Wiley Nautical
  • ISBN: 9781898660675
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 80
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Fantastic computer graphics systematically explain how to tune-your-yacht, keelboat or dinghy. This beautifully illustrated and well-organised book shows the reader step by step, how to trim their sails and rig for maximum performance. Ivar Dedekam's revolutionary approach to sail and rig tuning tackles the practical and realistic elements of tuning your boat as well as the theory of sail aerodynamics. The book covers the many variations in boat, sail and rig design.

Rigging

Rigging

Rig Your Boat Right for Racing or Cruising

  • Author: Danilo Fabbroni
  • Publisher: Fernhurst Books
  • ISBN: 1912177579
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 184
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Rigging covers every aspect of standing and running rigging on a boat. The book explains the various options and materials with clear illustrations and photographs. An easy step-by-step guide, you will learn how to choose and fit equipment on cruising and racing yachts of all sizes before learning how to tune your rig to increase safety and achieve better performance. Hundreds of alternate configurations are examined and the bewildering array of lines is simply explained. Where calculations are used they are kept easy and straightforward. Whether you sail a gaff-rigged classic, a weekend cruiser or a high tech racer, this book contains everything you need and want to know about the mysterious art of boat rigging.

The Sailing Boat

The Sailing Boat

A Treatise on Sailing Boats and Small Yachts, Their Varieties of Type, Sails, Rig, Etc

  • Author: Henry Coleman Folkard
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Boats and boating
  • Page: 555
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The Gaff Rig Handbook

The Gaff Rig Handbook

History, Design, Techniques, Developments

  • Author: John Leather
  • Publisher: WoodenBoat Books
  • ISBN: 9780937822678
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 240
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The historical development & practical application of this traditional rig are thoroughly covered.

Sailing Boats from Around the World

Sailing Boats from Around the World

The Classic 1906 Treatise

  • Author: Henry Coleman Folkard
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486311341
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 576
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Comprehensive, profusely illustrated book documents early-20th-century sailing: boat types around the world, racing boats, odd and experimental vessels, more. Over 380 illustrations and photographs. Indexes. Bibliography.

Cruising rigs and rigging

Cruising rigs and rigging

  • Author: Ross Norgrove
  • Publisher: International Marine Publishing Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 322
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