Arts of the Sailor : Knotting, Splicing and Ropework
by Hervey Garrett Smith
(Paperback - October 1990)
Ashley Book of Knots
by Clifford W. Ashley
Hardcover Reissue edition (June 1993)
Doubleday; ISBN: 0385040253
Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional
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.
Understanding Rigs and Rigging
by Richard Henderson
Paperback from International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
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