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Illustrated sail & rig tuning

Author: Ivar Dedekam
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley, 2008.
Series: Wiley nautical.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
A guide to tuning the sails and rigs of yachts and small keelboats, featuring step-by-step instructions and more than 150 illustrations.

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ivar Dedekam
ISBN: 9781898660675 1898660670
OCLC Number: 730995359
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 80 pages : color illustrations.
Contents: Genoa / Main Sail Trim. Aerodynamics. Apparent Wind. Points of Sailing. Sail Shape. Trim Devices. Miscellaneous. Genoa trim. Stability. Balance. Mainsail trim. The interaction of the sails. Reaching and running. Marking / Miscellaneous. Trim examples. Reefing. Problems / Solutions. Summary. Trimming the Spinnaker. Types of spinnakers. Equipment and terms., Preparing the spinnaker set. Hoisting the spinnaker. Spinnaker pole angle. Spinnaker pole height. Spinnaker depth. Running. Reaching. Broaching. Steering in heavy airs. Gybing the spinnaker. End to end gybe. Two-pole gybe. Dip pole gybe. Taking down the spinnaker. The Gennaker. Rig tuning. Rig types. Athwartship tuning. Fore and aft tuning. Backstay tension. Tensioning wire and rod. Tensioning the cap shrouds. Pre-bending the mast. Keel stepped masts. Maximum mast bend. The fractional rig. Tuning under sail. Straighten the mast sideways. Adjusting the lower shrouds. Multiple spreaders. Tuning diagram. Miscellaneous. Why pre-tension?
Series Title: Wiley nautical.
Other Titles: Illustrated sail and rig tuning
Sail & rig tuning
Sail and rig tuning
Responsibility: Ivar Dedekam.


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  Read more...


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