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Sailmaker's Apprentice
     

Sailmaker's Apprentice

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by Emiliano Marino, Christine Erikson (Illustrator)
 

Learn how to design, make, repair, improve, and maintain sails

If you want to produce sturdy sails for daysailing and cruising, built of low-tech materials you can repair with a few simple tools, The Sailmaker's Apprentice can show you how. Emphasizing the handwork that distinguishes the highest-quality, most durable sails, sail pro Emiliano Marino tells you how

Overview

Learn how to design, make, repair, improve, and maintain sails

If you want to produce sturdy sails for daysailing and cruising, built of low-tech materials you can repair with a few simple tools, The Sailmaker's Apprentice can show you how. Emphasizing the handwork that distinguishes the highest-quality, most durable sails, sail pro Emiliano Marino tells you how to select a rig, introduces you to sail shape and theory, and then shows you — step by step, with the help of over 700 detailed illustrations — how to sew patches, hand sew rings, fix tears or frayed edges, and stitch seams, not to mention how to make your own sails, canvas sailcovers, and sailbags from scratch.

A visual feast for the sailor as well as an indispensable guide for the mariner comprehensive apprenticeship, this hands-on reference is an illustrated tour of the world's rig and sail types, contemporary and historical.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071376426
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
03/09/2001
Edition description:
List
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
338,056
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Emiliano Marino is a lifelong sailor and has been making sails since 1974. He has written about sailmaking and sail care in Small Boat Journal and WoodenBoat.

Christine Erikson, also a sailmaker, illustrates for Threads, among other magazines.

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Sailmaker's Apprentice 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great if you want to learn to make sails or just work with canvas.