Understanding Rigs and Rigging

"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.

Understanding Rigs and Rigging

Author: Richard Henderson

Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780071563048

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

Rigs and Rigging of Yachts

We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Rigs and Rigging of Yachts

Author: D. Phillips-Birt

Publisher: Spalding Press

ISBN: 1447411218

Page: 206

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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.

Eighteenth century Rigs Rigging

This lavishly illustrated volume is the first truly comprehensive study of eighteenth-century rigging from the English First Rate to the Fuchow pole junk.

Eighteenth century Rigs   Rigging

Author: Karl Heinz Marquardt

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780851775869

Page: 330

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This lavishly illustrated volume is the first truly comprehensive study of eighteenth-century rigging from the English First Rate to the Fuchow pole junk. Covering all the warships and merchant vessels of Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and Asia, noted author Karl Heinz Marquardt draws on contemporary sources as well as recent authoritative studies to provide well-documented commentary on the development and significant features of each rig and detailed descriptions of lines blocks, and sails, along with belaying plans of knots, hitches, and ropework. More than 1,200 line drawings, extensive tables of rigging dimensions, and indexes with a full listing of rigging terms in French, German, and English complete this indispensable reference on a complex yet fascinating subject.

The Sailing Ship

A well illustrated study of sailing ships by retired seaman Charles E. Carter from the early sailing ships of northern Europe, including Viking ships, to the four masted sailing ships of the late 19th century.

The Sailing Ship

Author: Charles E. Carter

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 108

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A well illustrated study of sailing ships by retired seaman Charles E. Carter from the early sailing ships of northern Europe, including Viking ships, to the four masted sailing ships of the late 19th century. Includes an introduction giving information about Charles E. Carter and his career as a seaman.

Sailing Ships

Chatterton beschreibt auf sehr anschauliche Weise die Geschichte und Entwicklung des Segelschiffes, und umreißt ebenfalls dessen Bedeutung für Europa und die Welt.

Sailing Ships

Author: Edward Keble Chatterton

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845710772

Page: 448

View: 830

Die Geschichte des Segelschiffes ist eine Lange und Traditionsreiche, und geht zurück bis in das Alte Ägypten 1000 Jahre v. Chr. Aber auch heute noch erfreuen sind Segelschiffe großer Beliebtheit, sind jedoch überwiegend durch kraftstoffbetriebene Schiffe ersetzt worden. Chatterton beschreibt auf sehr anschauliche Weise die Geschichte und Entwicklung des Segelschiffes, und umreißt ebenfalls dessen Bedeutung für Europa und die Welt.

Masting and Rigging the Clipper Ship Ocean Carrier

The volume containing 50 full-page working drawings and 200 detail sketches, fully covers the whole subject of spar construction and rig of nineteenth and twentieth century Sailing Ships.

Masting and Rigging the Clipper Ship   Ocean Carrier

Author: Harold A. Underhill

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN:

Page: 304

View: 768

The volume containing 50 full-page working drawings and 200 detail sketches, fully covers the whole subject of spar construction and rig of nineteenth and twentieth century Sailing Ships.

The Gaff Rig Handbook

This is the internationally regarded definitive handbook for anyone designing, building, rigging or sailing gaff rigged craft.

The Gaff Rig Handbook

Author: John Leather

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408121611

Page: 240

View: 192

This is the internationally regarded definitive handbook for anyone designing, building, rigging or sailing gaff rigged craft. It provides a fascinating insight into the design, history, techniques and developments of a rig which has evolved through the centuries. John Leather outlines the practical aspects of the masts, spars, sails, running and standing rigging, and contrasts the development of the gaff rig in Britain, America, Scandinavia and France. 'Regarded internationally as the definitive book for anyone designing, building, rigging or sailing a gaff-rigged vessel.' Kelvin Hughes 'The book's longevity says it all.' Water Craft

Shipping Wonders of the World

RIGS OF SAILING SHIPS T " owner HE subject of a sailing ship's rig is the sails
are known as fore - and - aft sails . regulated much better than had the basis of all
study of sail . Most people , however , are content to been possible before .

Shipping Wonders of the World

Author: Clarence Winchester

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 1764

View: 938

Nautical Research Journal

For a long time , this reviewer has recommended Harold A. Underhill's Sailing
Ship Rigs and Rigging as the best single source for teaching the novice ship
enthusiast how to identify sailing ship rig types and gain an appreciation ( if not
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Nautical Research Journal

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