The Complete Riggers Apprentice

Author(s) Brion Toss
Publisher International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Date 2016
Pages 432
Format pdf
Size 29 Mb







This is completely updated and thoroughly revised latest edition of one of the best volumes on sailing rigging. From the moment of initial release of the publication, it has gained worldwide popularity and is now treated as the perfect training reference for both maritime professionals and just weekend sailors. The contents of the book will help both categories of sailors significantly improve their skills of rigging.

The author is the Master, sharing his great practical experience with the intention to expand the traditional ropemaking essentials to ensure that the readers have been given nicely prepared information on the modern instruments and worked techniques. It is a truly comprehensive textbook on the basic gear as well as established procedures and principles. The readers will be able to adapt the techniques contained in the book in their day-to-day operations.

Note there are many practical and money-saving tricks on the latest equipment and its use, good designs and materials in use. Many illustrated tips for knot making and splicing the ropes have been included. The readers will also benefit from the guidelines to inspection and technical maintenance of the rigs. Of course, the safety aspects of rigging, including emergency procedures, have all been duly addressed.

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