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The Gaff Rig Handbook History Design Techniques Developments

Leather, John

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ISBN 10: 0952467909 / ISBN 13: 9780952467908
Published by Waterside Publications Ltd., Penryn Cornwall England, 1994
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Title: The Gaff Rig Handbook History Design ...

Publisher: Waterside Publications Ltd., Penryn Cornwall England

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Paperback

Illustrator: John Leather

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: New Extended Edition.

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This is the internationally regarded definitive handbook for anyone designing, building, rigging or sailing gaff rigged craft. It provides a fascinating insight into the design, history, techniques and developments of a rig which has evolved through the centuries. John Leather outlines the practical aspects of the masts, spars, sails, running and standing rigging, and contrasts the development of the gaff rig in Britain, America, Scandinavia and France. 'Regarded internationally as the definitive book for anyone designing, building, rigging or sailing a gaff-rigged vessel.' Kelvin Hughes 'The book's longevity says it all.' Water Craft

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John Leather was a highly respected expert on classic boats. He was a naval architect and was involved in the design, construction and surveying of a wide variety of ships, yachts and boats. He designed numerous gaff-rigged craft for his own use, and was the author of 13 books.

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