The Chinese Sailing Rig

Author: Derek Van Loan
Editor: Paradise Cay Publications
ISBN: 9780939837700
Size: 14,56 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Chinese Sailing Rig: Design and Build Your Own Junk Rig is a stem-to-stern guide for the Western sailor who wants to junk rig any hull. Words and drawings clearly explain in detail concepts that have been successfully used for millenia in the Orient. Using Western materials and techniques, Derek walks the amateur designer/builder through all the steps to successfully junk rig their hull of choice. The emphasis is on adaptation of the Chinese rig to Western hulls. Clear and concise, The Chinese Sailing Rig does in a small book what others have attempted in much larger volumes. This edition is an update of the original that has been selling worldwide since 1981. "Van Loan squeezes into a small paperback what Hasler and McLeod did in a large hardback. Van Loan manages to get a lot of information over remarkably well." Classic Boat"Offers good basic instruction for fitting a junk rig to a boat of your choice...this book will, most importantly, help to keep it simple." Robin Blain; Hon. Sec. Junk Rig Association

Ancient Engineers Inventions

Author: Cesare Rossi
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9789048122530
Size: 19,19 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 338

We live in an age in which one can easily think that our generation has invented and discovered almost everything; but the truth is quite the opposite. Progress cannot be considered as sudden unexpected spurts of individual brains: such a genius, the inventor of everything, has never existed in the history of humanity. What did exist was a limitless procession of experiments made by men who did not waver when faced with defeat, but were inspired by the rare successes that have led to our modern comfortable reality. And that continue to do so with the same enthusiasm. The study of the History of Engineering is valuable for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that it can help us to understand the genius of the scientists, engineers and craftsmen who existed centuries and millenniums before us; who solved problems using the devices of their era, making machinery and equipment whose concept is of such a surprising modernity that we must rethink our image of the past.

Practical Junk Rig

Author: H.G. Hasler
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408182211
Size: 19,80 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 423

This encyclopaedic volume synthesises 25 years of research and development of this unique rig as adapted to western craft. It is a work which has been welcomed by the growing number of yachtsmen and designers throughout the world who already enjoy the benefits of junk rig or who wish to do so. Now available as an ebook for the first time, Practical Junk Rig examines the design and aerodynamic theory behind junk rigs and discusses how best to sail them. It outlines the rig in detail, the principles that underlie it, considers possible alternative shapes and arrangements and analyses performance, all assisted by a wealth of detailed line illustrations.

The Working Guide To Traditional Small Boat Sails

Author: David L. Nichols
Editor: Breakaway Books
Size: 13,14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 216

Make your modern sailboat look (and work) like a salty classic. The Golden Age of Sail is long past, sadly, and much of its lore is nearly extinct. Sailboats now almost uniformly use the Bermudan sloop rig—a triangular jib and a triangular mainsail. But that rig evolved mainly to meet esoteric yacht-racing measurement rules. It is not necessarily the most efficient or effective rig. This book lets sailors rediscover the practical advantages—and the aesthetic delights—of such configurations as the sprit sail, the gaff sail, the lug sail, and the gunter rig. It also includes valuable information on marlinspike work like rope-whipping and eye-splicing; and tips on converting your modern sailboat to a traditional rig. ______________________ Some reviews: “This will become the classic book on traditional rigs for small boats. . . . A concise and thorough compendium on using low-cost and efficient traditional rigs, the kind that not only look better but work better on small boats than their modern counterparts.” —Gary Blankenship, Duckworks Magazine “The ‘traditional’ rigs here are the kind you’ll find on the clinker plywood designs of Iain Oughtred and the like; rigs with polyester sails and running rigging. Tufnol blocks and stainless steel shackles. ‘Modern traditional boats’, if you’ll forgive the phrase. Similarly, there’s a nice mix of old and new the manner the material is presented: old in the cleanliness of the page design; new in the extensive use of colour close-up photographs to illustrate details of the rigs. Highly recommended.” —Water Craft Magazine "Mr. Nichols does an excellent job of explaining the fundamentals in terms that are useful to old salts looking to tweak their rigs, builders trying to figure out what's next, and admirers of traditional design." —Good Old Boat

Royce S Sailing Illustrated

Author: Patrick M. Royce
Editor: ProStar Publications
ISBN: 9780911284072
Size: 14,23 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 167

The History Of The Rig

Author: Edward K. Chatterton
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3861953129
Size: 16,80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 304

This book, originally from 1912 deals with the history of the fore-and-aft-rig, which is the most common rig on larger sailing ships. The very detailed description explains in an unique manner the development of sail rigs from the beginning until today.

Sailing Rigs And Rigging

Author: Source: Wikipedia
Editor: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781233152469
Size: 16,62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 912

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 137. Chapters: Sloop, Sail-plan, Rigging, Schooner, Ketch, Yawl, Junk, Junk Rig, Spinnaker, Lateen, Sailcloth, Tall ship, Brig, Yard, Barque, Bermuda rig, Lugger, Square rig, Herring buss, Keel, Boom, Dhow, Spritsail, Parts of a sail, Jury rig, Sheet, Mast, Genoa, Cog, Catboat, Mast aft rig, Hoy, Roller furling, Full rigged ship, Preventer, Running rigging, Shackle, Belaying pin, Crab claw sail, Galway hooker, Gaff rig, Tacking, Topsail, Clewlines and buntlines, Gunter, Jackass-barque, Dutch clipper, Clevis fastener, Bruce foil, Leeboard, Tongkang, Fluyt, Brigantine, Tarring, Backstay, Halyard, Fifie, Fife rail, Stays, Jury mast knot, Windlass, Barquentine, Footrope, Periauger, Jib, Futtock shrouds, Deadeye, Braces, Bipod mast, Inglefield clip, Turnbuckle, Fore-and-aft rig, Boom vang, Sail twist, Polytarp sails, Block, Fairlead, Sheers, Winkle Brig, Jukung, Jackline, Lazy jack, Wishbone rig, Highfield lever, Staysail, Guy, Spinnaker pole, Swageless terminal, Mainsail, Gasket, Cunningham, Gennaker, Royal, Stay mouse, Parrel beads, Topping lift, Standing rigging, Wishbone boom, Fractional rig, Forestay, Course, Dolphin striker, Flemish horse, Gyn, Tartane, Gaff vang, Snow, Galiot, Galeas, Outhaul, Snotter, Asymmetrical spinnaker, Baghlah, Studding sail, Topgallant sail, Fisherman's staysail, Ropeway, Tjotter, Unstayed mast, Spanker, Steam brig, Downhaul, Spreader, Brail, Running backstay, Spar, Bilander, Peak halyard, Watersail, Headsail, Painter, Earing, Ratlines, Gooseneck, Truck, Wingsail, Moonraker, Jewel block, Masthead rig, Chainplate, Cat rigged, Throat halyard, Extra, Bumpkin, Foresail, Martingale, Crosstrees, Pig stick, Trysail, Broadseam, Catharpin, Jackstaff, Sail emblem, Pelican striker, Tripping line, Driver, Inclined rig. Excerpt: A junk is an ancient Chinese sailing vessel design still in use today. Junks were develo...