The Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging / Edition 1

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Overview

"A masterpiece on the subject of rigging and its various effects." Sailing

"Toss's love of the subject shines throughout." SAIL

"Full of excellent instruction and information for any cruising person who wants to be able to repair and upgrade his boat's rig." Cruising World

"By far the best knot-and-ropework book I have ever used." Nautical Research Journal

"Brion Toss, master rigger, is a most perceptive teacher, advisor, and confidence builder as well as a humorous and delightful companion." Sailor's Gazette

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''A masterpiece on the subject of rigging.''
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070648401
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 353,412
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Writer-rigger Brion Toss became obsessed with knots in the late 1960s, a preoccupation that led him to sailing and rigging. He has rigged everything from tiny daysailers to huge square-riggers. Equally at home with modern or traditional rigging, Toss continues to pursue the challenge of designing The Ideal Rig—that unique combination of details best suited to a particular boat and its particular crew. When not writing or lecturing about knots and rigging, he can be found at work at Brion Toss Rigging, his shop in Port Townsend, Washington.

Robert Shetterly lives and works in Brooksville, Maine. He got hooked on drawing at Harvard University and later taught in a one-room schoolhouse, dug clams, and worked in a fish factory to support his habit. In 1980, he left an art editor position at Farmstead Magazine to become a full-time freelance illustrator. He has illustrated many books, and he continues to create what he calls his own "peculiar drawings."

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Table of Contents

Rigging 101.Running Rigging.Knotting.Splicing.Standing Rigging Design and Materials.Loft Procedures.Installation and Maintenance.A Portfolio of Rigs.Emergency Procedures.Fancy Work.Tricks and Puzzles.Sheer Ingenuity.

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  • Posted April 19, 2012

    Brion Toss is the best in the field! He's fun to read and makes

    Brion Toss is the best in the field! He's fun to read and makes this technical stuff so accessible.
    I learn something new every time I open the cover.

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