Sailmaker's Apprentice

Sailmaker's Apprentice


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Sailmaker's Apprentice by Emiliano Marino, Christine Erikson

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: 346,629
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.

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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.