Title: The Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and ...
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, Camden ME
Publication Date: 1998
Illustrator: Illus. In B&W
Book Condition: Almost Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: 2nd Printing.
Book Type: Nautical
Book has miniscule shelf slant/spine roll to top edge of spine. 392pp with Index. Black cloth. 2nd Printing as indicated by number line. Tight, bright, square copy. No remainder mark. No internal names, notes or markings. Firm corners. Crisp, unclipped pictorial DJ in Mylar cover ($39.95). Illus. with b&w drawings by Robert Shetterly. Incorporates the Rigger's Appretice and The Rigger's Locker into one volume. USPS Tracking provided. (H) Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 18706
Combining and updating the renowned Rigger's Apprentice and Rigger's Locker, meets the changing face of modern materials and technology while remaining true to rigging's best traditional principles and practices. It's much more than a knot book, though the knots a sailor needs are all here. It's a book for sailors who want the satisfaction and hard-cash savings of stepping their own masts, inspecting and maintaining their own rigs, and turning their own tailsplices and wire eyesplices. It is for boatowners who want to replace an entire gang of rigging themselves--measuring, choosing appropriate wire, turning soft eyes, leathering, and serving. It is for bluewater voyagers who want to feel secure in the knowledge that, should a shroud carry away far at sea, they will be able to repair it.
The Complete Rigger's Apprentice is also a free-roaming collection of useful ideas and tips on everything from supplementing winches with block and tackle, to rigging snubbers at anchor, to using pantyhose for an emergency fanbelt. In short, it's the definitive book on the art of rigging, written by its most entertaining practitioner.
From the Back Cover:
"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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