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 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....
|Title||:||The Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging|
|Number of Pages||:||500 Pages|
|File Size||:||870 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging Reviews
A surprisingly well written, engaging book. Not a pro-level textbook (though there are times where great detail is given about loads, designs, and the like) but definitely not a "so you bought a boat..." shallow text, either. I wouldn't recommend it as a first book for a new boater, but, then again, I might recommend it be bought the same time a few books at that level are!
I've owned the hard cover edition for years and it's showing signs of abuse from spending to much time on the workbench. The digital edition is lighter, easier to search, and (with an appropriately encased device) more durable for shop use. The illustrations look great on an iPad.
If you want to know eight different ways to tie a bowline this is the book for you. It is also helpful if one is about to splice a rope, but I find YouTube more helpful with splicing and have not used this book as much as I thought I would.
I'll have to agree with most of the criticisms mentioned. For what is covered, the book is pretty good. But... I'd say as a textbook for rigging this would fall short. Illustrations leave something to be desired and the information seems less than complete. Seems like the final editor wasn't paying attention. I'd love to have a comprehensive text on rig and rigging.
My husband considers this a core book in his sailing library.
Detailed rigging book. Excellent and recommend highly. Writer knows his stuff.
Too old to be relevant for riggers today
This is a great reference to have on any sailboat.