Working Sail

Author: Luke Powell
ISBN: 9780957311916
Size: 18,40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 996

The New Book Of Sail Trim

Author: Ken Textor
Editor: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780924486814
Size: 19,30 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 204

Editor Ken Textor is a writer and sailing enthusiast.

Maximum Sail Power

Author: Brian Hancock
Editor: Nomad Press
ISBN: 1619304279
Size: 12,28 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 827

The art, science, history, and mystery of sails and sailmaking. Written in concise, layperson's language and full of photographs and personal anecdotes, this book goes step-by-step through the process of creating and using sails. Provided is a definitive look at the latest developments in sails, sailcloth, engineering, hardware, and sail trim. Also offered are case studies that illustrate which fibers, fabrics, and sails are suitable for a variety of different sailing applications, from simple dinghies and day sailors to offshore racing and cruising yachts. Sailors of all levels of interest and ability will find information they can apply to their own boats and sail choices.

Paul Elvstrom Explains The Racing Rules Of Sailing

Author: Paul Elvstrom
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408109492
Size: 19,29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 100

The biggest selling rules book on the market, valued by racers of all ages for decades.

The Sail Book Of Commonsense Cruising

Author: Patience Wales
Editor: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574091212
Size: 13,36 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 163

Editor Patience Wales is the editor of Sail magazine.

Cost Conscious Cruiser

Author: Lin and Larry Pardey
Editor: Lin and Larry Pardey
ISBN: 9781929214815
Size: 12,80 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 561

The pleasures and adventures of cruising under sail are amazingly affordable, say Lin and Larry Pardey. But to keep your dream on budget, you have to decide: Are you a cruiser or a consumer? In this book, a logical successor to their Self-Sufficient Sailor and Capable Cruiser, they discuss making your getaway plans, finding a truly affordable boat, keeping your outfitting costs and maintenance time under control, and learning to feel confident as you cruise farther afield. Their comparison of the gear considered necessary by many yachting experts and the gear carried by several cost-conscious cruisers will help you guage wheter you are buying the true necessities or overloading your boat with high-tech items that can break down and steal your sense of confidence offshore. The chapters on getting the most from your cruising funds, the attributes of successful long-term voyagers, how to upgrade your boat with your own hands, plus answers to the then questions most frequently asked by potential cruisers will help you prepare to explore under sail. as Lin and Larry explain, "The decisions you make now will determine if yu'll come back from your cruise feeling more empowered or more enslaved by today's consumer society."

The Working Guide To Traditional Small Boat Sails

Author: David L. Nichols
Editor: Breakaway Books
Size: 14,57 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 661

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

Sailing Boats From Around The World

Author: Henry Coleman Folkard
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486311341
Size: 11,13 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 452

Comprehensive, profusely illustrated book documents early-20th-century sailing: boat types around the world, racing boats, odd and experimental vessels, more. Over 380 illustrations and photographs. Indexes. Bibliography.

Royce S Sailing Illustrated

Author: Patrick M. Royce
Editor: ProStar Publications
ISBN: 9780911284072
Size: 14,21 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 282

How To Sail On A Budget

Author: Alastair Buchan
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 0713688890
Size: 18,25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 988

This new Sailmate title looks at the major areas of expenditure and examines the range of options available to keep the costs of boating under control - and therefore keep owners still sailing/motorboating. A must for enjoying it while managing your budget.