Sailmaker's Apprentice

Sailmaker's Apprentice


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071376426
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 03/09/2001
Edition description: List
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 520,083
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents





1. A Ditty Bag Apprenticeship

Tools; Materials; Cutting, Folding, and Marking the Cloth; Sewing; Finishwork

2. Sailing, Hulls, and Sails

Where One Sails; Ergonomics; The Hull; Helm Balance

3. Rigs and Sails

Rig Types

The Square Rig; The Lug Rig; The Gunter Rig; The Sprit Rig; The Sprit-Boom Rig; The Wishbone Rig; The Full-Batten Rig; The Batwing Rig; The Gaff Rig; The Bermudan Rig; The Lateen Rig and the Settee Rig; The Polynesian Claw Rig

Sail Types

Working Sails; Auxiliary Sails; Stormsails; Riding Sails and Steadying Sails

Sail Rig Configurations

Cat Rig; Sloop Rig; Double-Headsail, Single-Masted Rigs; Double-Masted Cats; Ketch; Yawl; Schooner; Big-Boat Rig Configurations

4. Sail Shapes and Theory

Lift; Separation, Drag, and Edge Vortices; Sail Shape; Sail Trim; Sail Interaction; Sail Materials and Construction

5. How Sails are Made

The Business of Sailmaking; The Principles of Sail Design; The Sailmaking Process; Sailmaking Materials; The Tools of the Sailmaker

6. Making Your Own Sails

Obtaining Measurements; Designing a Sail; Lofting and Seaming the Sail; Installing Cloth Reinforcements; Finishwork; Checking Out Your Sail; Sail Alterations and Adjustments

7. Sail Fittings: "Hardware" and "Software"

Fittings Within Sails; Fittings Seized to Sails; Rigging Fittings

8. Sail Care and Maintenance

Preventive Maintenance; Sail Storage; Tanbarking and the Preservation of Sails

9. Sail Repair and Restoration

Damage Assessment; The Repair and Maintenance Kit; Making Repairs

10. Buying New or Used Sails

Buying New Sails; Buying Used Sails; Surveying Used Sails

11. Sailbags and Sailcovers

Sailbags; Sailcovers

12. Sail Handling, Trim, and Adjustment

Bending a Sail; Setting a Sail; Sail Trim; Sail Shape; Getting the Most Out of a Gaff Rig; Sail Reduction; Sail Control and Management

Appendix A. Glossary

Appendix B. Sailmakers, Riggers, Brokers, and Cleaners

Appendix C. Sources of Materials

Appendix D. Bibliography

Appendix E. Other Sources of Information


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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.