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The Arts of the Sailor : Knotting, Splicing and Ropework
by Hervey Garrett Smith
(Paperback - October 1990)

The Ashley Book of Knots
by Clifford W. Ashley
Hardcover Reissue edition (June 1993)
Doubleday; ISBN: 0385040253

The Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging
by Brion Toss, et al
Book Description: Combining and updating the renowned Rigger's Apprentice and Rigger's Locker, meets the changing face of modern materials and technology while remaining true to rigging's best traditional principles and practices. It's much more than a knot book, though the knots a sailor needs are all here. It's a book for sailors who want the satisfaction and hard-cash savings of stepping their own masts, inspecting and maintaining their own rigs, and turning their own tailsplices and wire eyesplices. It is for boatowners who want to replace an entire gang of rigging themselves--measuring, choosing appropriate wire, turning soft eyes, leathering, and serving. It is for bluewater voyagers who want to feel secure in the knowledge that, should a shroud carry away far at sea, they will be able to repair it. 

The Complete Rigger's Apprentice is also a free-roaming collection of useful ideas and tips on everything from supplementing winches with block and tackle, to rigging snubbers at anchor, to using pantyhose for an emergency fanbelt. In short, it's the definitive book on the art of rigging, written by its most entertaining practitioner. 
(Hardcover)
 

The Gaff Rig Handbook: History, Design, Techniques, Developments
The Gaff Rig Handbook: History, Design, Techniques, Developments
by John Leather
Paperback from Wooden Boat Publications

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The Marlinspike Sailor
The Marlinspike Sailor
by Hervey Garrett Smith
Paperback from International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
1993
 
The Splicing Handbook: Techniques for Modern and Traditional Ropes, Second Edition
The Splicing Handbook: Techniques for Modern and Traditional Ropes, Second Edition
by Barbara Merry, John Darwin
Paperback from International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
 

Understanding Rigs and Rigging
by Richard Henderson
Paperback from International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
1990
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