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ISBN: 1948494078
Publisher: Seaworthy Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2019-01-01 15:27:23
Language: Not specified
Price: 18.38


 

Product Description
Rigging Modern Anchors demystifies anchoring with today’s modern anchors. Through years of systematic testing, Drew Frye has produced a new benchmark of understanding based on empirical data instead of anecdotal wisdom, passed down from one sailor to the next without proof or deep understanding of the fundamental concepts involved. In Rigging Modern Anchors, we dig deeply into the how and why of anchoring, using hard numbers as our foundation. Included are in-depth discussions of anchoring basics, loads, scope, and the effects of cyclical loading, soil consolidation, and bottom characteristics, on holding power. Special attention is given to problem bottoms such as very soft mud and rock. There are anchor-specific observations, discussions of tandem anchors and rigging methods, plus an extensive appendix containing test data, open source designs for bridle plates and anchor turners, strength and toughness for various chain types, anchor connector recommendations, anchor sizing guides and more. Proper anchoring technique, rigging, and gear selection are vital to the safety of ship and crew. Instead of hoping your anchor and rigging scheme will hold, read Rigging Modern Anchors and be sure.


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The Arts of the Sailor: Knotting, Splicing and Ropework (Dover Maritime) http://nauticalreads.com/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=161&task=view_bl&id=41&catid=69 Authors:
ISBN: 0486264408
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 2017-12-02 10:06:41
Language: Not specified
Price: 6.69


Product Description

Over 150 years ago, the skills needed to operate a merchant sailing vessel were many and varied. While not nearly as much in demand today as they were in the days of the Yankee clippers, these skills nevertheless remain important and necessary to today's yachtsmen and owners of smaller pleasure boats.
In this excellent handbook on basic shipboard skills, marine expert Hervey Garrett Smith offers boating and yachting enthusiasts a complete course in rigging, working, and maintaining a ship. More than 100 illustrations help the reader grasp the fundamentals and fine points of handling a ship while the author describes in detail a sailor's tools, basic knots, and useful hitches as well as the arts of splicing, handsewing, and canvas work.
Other topics equally important to safe, economical, and efficient boat maintenance and management include belaying, coiling, and stowing; towing procedures; how to make a chafing gear; and much more. Easy-to-follow instructions for fashioning decorative knots, ornamental coverings, and nettings, and even how to make a proper bucket round out this engaging and informative guide.
Packed with useful "hands-on" information conveyed in a chatty, humorous style, The Arts of the Sailor is the perfect book to keep aboard ship for study and for ready reference when the need arises. It also makes delightful reading for armchair sailors and the legions of landlubbers with an interest in the sea.



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The Ashley Book of Knots http://nauticalreads.com/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=161&task=view_bl&id=40&catid=69 Authors:
ISBN: 0385040253
Publisher: Doubleday & Company
Publication date: 2017-12-02 10:03:26
Language: Not specified
Price: 52.01


Product Description
This is the definitive book on knots. Here are approximately 3900 different kinds, from simple hitches to “Marlinspike Seamanship.” Mr. Ashley has included almost everything there is to know about them. Precisely named and classified (some new ones for the first time officially), they can be easily found in the big index. He tells when they appeared, something about their history, and what they are good for.
 
Above all, Mr. Ashley gives explicit directions on how to tie them. He describes each step simply and clearly in the text and has penned right alongside some 7000 drawings to make it still more graphic. This book and a piece of cord will open a new and challenging world of practical adventure to readers of all ages. Mr. Ashley has devoted eleven years to writing this book, and it is based on forty years of looking for, trying out, and thinking up new knots. His drawings abound in humor and the text is full of colorful anecdotes. The Ashley Book of Knots will make a unique and permanent addition to any library.
Amazon.com Review
The Ashley Book of Knots takes us back to a time when knots saved lives and put dinner on the table. Whether out at sea or in a pioneer cabin, knots were a part of daily life, one that is nearly lost today. But in this attractive, well-organized archive of more than 3,900 different knots--presented through 7,000 illustrations--the art of knot tying lives on, both as a historical reference and a reservoir of handy knowledge.

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2017-12-02 10:03:26
Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 68th Edition (Chapman Piloting and Seamanship) http://nauticalreads.com/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=161&task=view_bl&id=39&catid=69 Authors:
ISBN: 1618372432
Publisher: Hearst
Publication date: 2017-12-01 13:35:28
Language: Not specified
Price: 32.00


Product Description
The boater’s essential reference celebrates its 100th anniversary!

For a century, Chapman has been an indispensable, trusted resource for boating under power and sail. It has sold millions of copies, and is a must-have for virtually anyone who puts a craft on water. Featuring 1,500 color photos, this updated edition covers new technologies, maritime laws and regulations, safety tips, and maintenance, as well as complete discussions of weather, tides, currents, and navigation. From anchors and knots to sailing theory and sail-handling systems, Chapman Piloting and Seamanship explains absolutely everything you need to know.
 


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The Voyager's Handbook: The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising http://nauticalreads.com/index.php?option=com_booklibrary&Itemid=161&task=view_bl&id=36&catid=69 Authors:
ISBN: 9780071437653
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Publication date: 2017-12-01 13:27:22
Language: Not specified
Price: 27.42


Product Description

“Belongs in the bookshelf of every cruising vessel.”―Blue Water Sailing

“If you are serious about that extended voyage, read The Voyager’s Handbook.”―Sailing

“Every now and then a new voice emerges in the world of sailing literature that stands out, a voice that is both clear and of lasting quality. The appearance of such a new voice is something of an event, and that’s what we’d call the publication of The Voyager’s Handbook.”―Blue Water Sailing

This inspirational and comprehensive manual leads you step by step through every aspect of choosing, planning, and following the voyager’s life. Using three example boats representing three cruising lifestyles―Simplicity, Moderation, and Highlife―Beth Leonard helps make your bluewater dreams come true, whether you’re sailing on a shoestring or a CEO’s pension. Starting with the things you can’t do without―an enthusiastic crew, a seaworthy boat, and, of course, money―Leonard offers sage advice on how to select crewmembers who are truly committed to the voyage, how to choose the right boat for you, and how to find just the right approach to financing your voyage and making the most of every dollar spent.

Managing life from a floating home and keeping that home livable, seaworthy, and safe requires you to become, among other things, the ship’s purser, engineer, doctor, cook, and cruise director. You’ll discover how to prepare for these new roles and put necessary equipment and arrangements in place before you untie your docklines. This exquisitely detailed guide also helps you master the skills you’ll need to handle a boat at sea with a small crew, including

  • Weather forecasting
  • Passage planning
  • Watchkeeping
  • Heavy-weather sailing
  • Emergency management
  • Midocean repairs

Complete with dozens of easy-to-use graphs and tables for quick reference, along with the hard-won wisdom of experienced cruisers, The Voyager’s Handbook is the ultimate resource for anyone who is planning, preparing for, or just dreaming about a great adventure on the high seas.

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