Complete rigger's apprentice : tools and techniques for modern and traditional rigging. (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Complete rigger's apprentice : tools and techniques for modern and traditional rigging.
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Complete rigger's apprentice : tools and techniques for modern and traditional rigging.

Author: Darril Gibson
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Mcgraw-Hill Education, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Revised and updated the only book you need on sailboat rigging and marlinspike arts.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darril Gibson
ISBN: 0071849785 9780071849784
OCLC Number: 911797555
Description: 432 pages
Contents: IntroductionCHAPTER 1 A Rigging PrimerRopeTwo More ToolsSmall Stuff-Spike Knots, Service, Seizings, ConstrictorsLashingCHAPTER 2 Creating and Managing TensionRope Construction and MaterialsBlock and TackleBlock ConstructionTackle ApplicationsChoosing Winch PowerThe Come-AlongSweating UpTurnbuckles (The Inclined Plane)A General Admonition to Keep Things Taut (or at Least Not Slack)SortingCHAPTER 3 Friction, Part 1: KnottingA Turn Around the Cook's LegSix HitchesSix in the BightSeven BowlinesEight BendsA SpecialistThe End of Your Rope: Stopper KnotsCHAPTER 4 Friction, Part 2: SplicingThe End of Your Rope Revisited: Multistrand SplicesNot the End of Your Rope: More Splices for Three-Strand RopeBraided Rope SplicesBraided Rope RepairsCHAPTER 5 Standing Rigging Design and MaterialsDesign PrinciplesSpreader LoadsShroud LoadsMast StrengthWire/Rod OptionsMast HardwareStaysailsSeaworthinessCHAPTER 6 Loft ProceduresMeasurementThe Liverpool Eyesplice Made DifficultThe 1 x 19 Wire Splice Made PossibleNotes on Crimped Wire FittingsGrommetingThe Comforts of ServiceInto LeatherThe Wire Round SeizingMysteries of the Tail Splice RevealedCHAPTER 7 Installation and MaintenanceInstallation: Getting ReadyStepping the Keel-Stepped MastDeck-Stepped MastsLiving AloftTopmast InstallationRatlinesTuningSurvey and MaintenanceCHAPTER 8 A Portfolio of RigsMizzensMainmastsCHAPTER 9 Emergency ProceduresCHAPTER 10 Fancy WorkHitchingOne High-Class Knife LanyardThe Turk's Head: Harmonic Sequence and the SailorCHAPTER 11 Tricks and PuzzlesThe SetupThreading a RingThe Jumping RingOverhand Knot Without Letting GoThe Cut-and-Restored StringThe Professor's NightmareTopological BondageThe Mobius BowlineCircling the WorldThreading the NeedleThe Good Old Actual Indian Rope TrickThe LoversCHAPTER 12 Sheer IngenuityTie-DownsDinghies and TendersMooring and AnchoringHalyardsManaging SailsChart StowageLifelines and TethersAppendix: Additional Tables and GraphsAppendix: Soft ShackleGlossaryBibliographySources and ResourcesIndex

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The encyclopedia of sailboat rigging and marlinspike arts-updated to reflect the latest materials and methods  Read more...

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