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.
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing|
|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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is great if you want to learn to make sails or just work with canvas.