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Working Sail

Author : Luke Powell
ISBN : 0957311915
Genre : Boatbuilders
File Size : 65.8 MB
Format : PDF
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Category: Boatbuilders

The New Book Of Sail Trim

Author : Ken Textor
ISBN : 0924486813
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 35.3 MB
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Editor Ken Textor is a writer and sailing enthusiast.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Last Sailors

Author : Neil Hollander
ISBN : 0207150001
Genre : Sailboats
File Size : 31.49 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
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Category: Sailboats

Maximum Sail Power

Author : Brian Hancock
ISBN : 9781619304277
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 61.79 MB
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The art, science, history, and mystery of sails and sailmaking. Written in concise, layperson's language and full of photographs and personal anecdotes, this book goes step-by-step through the process of creating and using sails. Provided is a definitive look at the latest developments in sails, sailcloth, engineering, hardware, and sail trim. Also offered are case studies that illustrate which fibers, fabrics, and sails are suitable for a variety of different sailing applications, from simple dinghies and day sailors to offshore racing and cruising yachts. Sailors of all levels of interest and ability will find information they can apply to their own boats and sail choices.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Sail Book Of Commonsense Cruising

Author : Patience Wales
ISBN : 1574091212
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 58.95 MB
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Editor Patience Wales is the editor of Sail magazine.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Pilot Cutters Under Sail

Author : Tom Cunliffe
ISBN : 9781848321540
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 35.91 MB
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The pilot cutters that operated around the coasts of northern Europe until the First World War were amongst the most seaworthy and beautiful craft of their size ever built, while the small number that have survived have inspired yacht designers, sailors and traditional craft enthusiasts over the last hundred years.??Even in their day they possessed a charisma unlike any other working craft; their speed and close-windedness, their strength and seaworthiness, fused together into a hull and rig of particular elegance, all to guide the mariner through the rough and tortuous waters of the European seaboard, bought them an enviable reputation.??This new book is both a tribute to and a minutely researched history of these remarkable vessels. The author, perhaps the most experienced sailor of the type, describes the ships themselves, their masters and crews, and the skills they needed for the competitive and dangerous work of pilotage. He explains the differences between the craft of disparate coasts Ð of the Scilly Isles and the Bristol Channel, of northern France, and the wild coastline of Norway Ð and weaves into the history of their development the stories of the men who sailed them.??Written to complement the recent histories of pilot schooners and open boat pilotage, edited and written by the author, this book will be an essential addition to the libraries of historians and enthusiasts of traditional boats.??As seen in the Wiltshire Times.
Category: Transportation

The Working Guide To Traditional Small Boat Sails

Author : David L. Nichols
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 79.30 MB
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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
Category: Sports & Recreation

Sailing Boats From Around The World

Author : Henry Coleman Folkard
ISBN : 9780486311340
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 27.53 MB
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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.
Category: Transportation

How To Sail On A Budget

Author : Alastair Buchan
ISBN : 9780713688894
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 61.81 MB
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This new Sailmate title looks at the major areas of expenditure and examines the range of options available to keep the costs of boating under control - and therefore keep owners still sailing/motorboating. A must for enjoying it while managing your budget.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Historic Sail

Author : Paul Brown
ISBN : 0752485814
Genre : History
File Size : 27.55 MB
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Around the British Isles many former working sailing craft survive from the once large fleets of distinctive local types, such as the Humber keel, Brixham trawler, Cornish lugger, Scottish fifie and Thames spritsail barge. In this beautifully laid-out book Paul Brown documents these vessels, concentrating on those of 40ft and over. Each type is introduced and its evolution tracked, with the main characteristics of the traditional design described; there follows a concise history for the surviving craft, including details of their working service, conservation, current location and use, and basic particulars such as dimensions and tonnage. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, many taken by the author and others sourced from vessel owners and National Historic Ships’ archives, Historic Sail is simultaneously attractive and informative, and will appeal to any sailing enthusiast and all those interested in Britain’s great maritime heritage.Historic Sail has been produced in partnership with National Historic Ships UK, the official body dedicated to supporting the conservation of historic craft.
Category: History