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Auxiliary Sail Vessel Operations : For the Aspiring Professional Sailor ~ The Ashley Book of Knots The Complete Book of Knots; Chapman Piloting : Seamanship & Small Boat Handling (62nd) Storm Tactics Handbook
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The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor, or a Key to the Leading of Rigging and to Practical Seamanship Multihull Voyaging Marlinspike Sailor; The Voyager's Handbook : The Essential Guide to Bluewater Cruising; Following Seas, Sailing the Globe,

The Art of Rigging

Ships in 2-3 days Captain George Biddlecombe, George Biddlecombe / Paperback / Published 1990

This book contains a detailed explanation of how to rig a sailing ship. Complete with a glossary of terms and line drawings it is written by a 19th century Royal Navy captain. Although a little too detailed and specialised for other than builders of square-riggers I found it most helpful as a reference while

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The Complete Rigger's Apprentice : Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging;
Brion Toss
Book Description
The definitive reference on the art and science of rigging, this massive work combines and updates Toss' renowned Rigger's Apprentice and Rigger's Locker. Lavishly illustrated with drawings and numerous graphs, tables, and other illustrations on all aspects of rigging.
The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor, or a Key to the Leading of Rigging and to Practical Seamanship
- Darcy Lever;

First published in 1806, the Young Sea Officer Sheet Anchor became a standard guide throughout the 19 century in both England and United States. More then 30 years have passed since the most recent republication, and this hard to find volume- first editions command $1200 and up. Is certain to be welcome by anyone with maritime interests. Darcy Lever compiled the text for "a young gentleman whose inclination that time led him to the choice of sea-faring life," and the author latter expanded its contents for the general use of young officers in the Royal Navy and East India Company
Copy From Dover Spring Catalog 1998

THE ARTS OF THE SAILOR Click on title for order information

More then 100 illustrations help the reader grasp the fundamentals and fine points of handling a ship while the author description details sailor tools, basic knots, and useful hitches as well as the arts of splicing, hand sewing and canvas work. Other topic equally important to safe economical and efficient boat maintenance and management includes belaying coiling and storage: towing procedures; hot to make chafing gear and much more. Easy to follow instruction for fashioning knots, ornamental

The Arts of the Sailor : Knotting, Splicing and Ropework; Hervey Garrett Smith
Encyclopedia of Knots and Fancy Rope Work; Raoul Graumont, John Hensel (Contributor)
The Complete Rigger's Apprentice : Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging; Brion Toss, et al
Art of Knotting and Splicing; Cyrus Lawrence Day, et al
The Book of Decorative Knots; Peter Owen

The Complete Book of Anchoring and Mooring
Marlinspike Sailor; Harvey Garrett Smith

cover Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen;

Mary Blewitt, Thomas Bergel

"I go to sea as an instructor whose specialty is the demystification of celestial navigation... the only book I have room to bring, and the one that is best-suited should my mind go blank, Is... [this book]... I never shove off without it... No matter what your ability, if you have only one book on celestial navigation, this should be it."

seamen The Seaman's Friend : Containing a Treatise on Practical Seamanship; Richard Henry, Jr. Dana

Paperback - 234 pages (November 1997)

Sails
	: The Way They Work and How to Make Them Sails : The Way They Work and How to Make Them; Derek Harvey

This practical guide contains all the information a boatowner needs to fully understand how sails work and how to design, make, repair and modify them. With the do-it-yourself sailmaker, you can save as much as three-quarters of the cost of small boat sails by making them or recutting old ones, using little more than a tape measure, scissors and a simple sewing machine

cover Canvaswork & Sail Repair (International Marine Sailboat Library); Don Casey

This addition to the International Marine Sailboat Library explains step by step, picture by picture how to measure for, construct, modify, maintain, renew, and repair such canvas items as biminis, sail covers, sail bags, cushions, and more, both above deck and below. It also shows how to repair damaged sails, all of which is possible on an ordinary home sewing machine.

cover The Sailmaker's Apprentice : A Guide for the Self-Reliant Sailor;
Emiliano Marino, et al

"The author's depth of experience is make clear... through the excellent reorganization of the material and the remarkable clarity of the writing. There is also a playfulness about the book that reveals more than a sense of humor; it reveals true mastery... While we can take guidance from others, ultimately we must rely on ourselves for fulfillment. Many roads lead there, and with this book, Marino has surely proven that sailmaking is one of them."

cover Heavy Weather Sailing;
by Mary Blewitt, Thomas Bergel

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Now, for the first time in paperback, an all-time nautical classic-the standard work on seamanship under gale conditions. With more than 100,000 English-language copies and six translated editions, it has thrilled, sobered, and instructed sailors worldwide.

cover The Ashley Book of Knots


. Slip knots, square knots, and granny knots are still tied; but most of us no longer use rope or knots to the extent that our ancestors did. The Ashley Book of Knots takes us back to an earlier time, a time when one's ability to tie many knots was commonplace. The author, Clifford W. Ashley, was born into a sea-faring family in 1881. He worked as a canvasman at a circus, served an apprenticeship in knots aboard a whaling bark, and dedicated over forty years to studying knots.

cover Chapman Piloting : Seamanship & Small Boat Handling (62nd)

As the standard textbook relied on by private boating schools around the country, Chapman's Piloting is also recommended by the United States Power Squadrons and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. In this revised, full-color edition, every page reflects the most recent advances in boating, including more than 1,000 photos, maps, and illustrations, and current and laws and regulations governing the nation's waterways.

cover The Complete Sailor : Learning the Art of Sailing

Previously published as On the Wind, this new edition takes the reader from the first sail to a mastery of small-boat handling, including navigation, design, seamanship, anchoring, ropework, rigging, weather, rules of the road, trailering and working the winds. 600 illustrations.

cover The Sailing Mystique : The Challenges and Rewards of a Life Under Sail;
by Bill Robinson


Midwest Book Review:
The Sailing Mystique: The Challenges and Rewards of a Life under Sail is a delightful collection of sailing stories which the author has culled from a lifetime of writing about boats and the sea. In this anthology, we accompany veteran sailing writer Bill Robinson through the stages of his life afloat.

Essential Seamanship (Cornell Boaters Library)

Essential Seamanship presents in abbreviated form the most important and practical elements of seamanship and nautical knowledge needed by today's small boat skipper. Essential Seamanship will serve aboard any vessel as a ready up-to-date reference of essential information in condensed and simplified form.

cover Chapman's Nautical Guides : Boating Etiquette
Click on title for order information Queene Hooper Foster; Paperback;


A complete and useful guide to every aspect of boating customs, from yacht-club practices to passing courtesies, from what types of flags to fly and how and where to display them to having or being a guest on board a boat. Illustrated.

cover The Boating Bible : An Essential Handbook for Every Sailor ~

Jim Murrant / Paperback / Published 1991

cover The Complete Sailor : Learning the Art of Sailing

Previously published as On the Wind, this new edition takes the reader from the first sail to a mastery of small-boat handling, including navigation, design, seamanship, anchoring, ropework, rigging, weather, rules of the road, trailering and working the winds. 600 illustrations.

cover The Sailing Mystique : The Challenges and Rewards of a Life Under Sail;
by Bill Robinson


Midwest Book Review:
The Sailing Mystique: The Challenges and Rewards of a Life under Sail is a delightful collection of sailing stories which the author has culled from a lifetime of writing about boats and the sea. In this anthology, we accompany veteran sailing writer Bill Robinson through the stages of his life afloat. Starting with his observations on the rewards and challenges of sailing, he takes us from the early days under sail through many wonderful cruising and racing adventures; he describes the boats in his life and along the way we also learn quite a bit about yachting history. Favorite cruising areas the world over are described and some very special cruising memories are shared with the reader.


Boats : An Anthology


From tales of icebreakers on Lake Michigan and freighters in Panama to trawling in Alaska and racing for the America's Cup, Boats presents 27 stories, essays, and poems in a remarkably diverse and captivating anthology. Contributors include Peter Matthiessen, John Hersey, Annie Dillard, Tim Cahill, Rip Torn, Raymond Carver, E. Annie Proulx, and many others.

cover Championship Tactics : How Anyone Can Sail Faster, Smarter and Win Races ~


Championship Tactics gives expert advice in a collection of stories from the greatest sailing races of recent decades, and includes profusely diagrammed professional secrets that even the Wednesday-night club racer can use. All boat racers will benefit from this professional collection of tips!

cover Fundamentals of Sailing, Cruising, and Racing ~

For all sailors - novices and experienced hands alikeSteve Colgate has prepared a revised and updated edition of his acclaimed primer on sailing, cruising, and racing. Founder and CEO of the most prestigious sailing school in the United States, Colgate has distilled from his years of teaching what must be the perfect text, removing the mystery of sailing and reducing the techniques to basic, simple principles. The sport - or way of life, as it is to many - of sailing is no longer restricted to the few

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The American Fishing Schooners : 1825-1935;

by Howard I. Chapelle

Hardcover

Published by W W Norton & Co
Publication date: October 1995
Dimensions (in inches): 9.57 x 6.41 x 2.14
ISBN: 039303755X

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by Howard I. Chapelle

Hardcover  

Published by W W Norton & Co
Publication date: December 1,1951
Dimensions (in inches): 9.44 x 6.74 x 1.63
ISBN: 0393031438

cover Boats : An Anthology

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From tales of icebreakers on Lake Michigan and freighters in Panama to trawling in Alaska and racing for the America's Cup, Boats presents 27 stories, essays, and poems in a remarkably diverse and captivating anthology. Contributors include Peter Matthiessen, John Hersey, Annie Dillard, Tim Cahill, Rip Torn, Raymond Carver, E. Annie Proulx, and many others.

Guide to Sailing for Pleasure The Sailor's Handbook : A Clear and Comprehensive Guide to Sailing for Pleasure and Sport Vol 1

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In addition to a wealth of no-nonsense advice on every aspect of sailing, America's premier sailing manual has been updated for the '90s to include the latest information on safety procedures, racing events, the best cruising areas, and satellite navigation. Over 500 photos, diagrams, drawings, and maps, many in full color.

cover Championship Tactics : How Anyone Can Sail Faster, Smarter and Win Races ~

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Championship Tactics gives expert advice in a collection of stories from the greatest sailing races of recent decades, and includes profusely diagrammed professional secrets that even the Wednesday-night club racer can use. All boat racers will benefit from this professional collection of tips!

cover Fundamentals of Sailing, Cruising, and Racing ~

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For all sailors - novices and experienced hands alikeSteve Colgate has prepared a revised and updated edition of his acclaimed primer on sailing, cruising, and racing. Founder and CEO of the most prestigious sailing school in the United States, Colgate has distilled from his years of teaching what must be the perfect text, removing the mystery of sailing and reducing the techniques to basic, simple principles. The sport - or way of life, as it is to many - of sailing is no longer restricted to the few

cover The Complete Book of Knots & Ropework ~
by Eric C. Fry

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It's the ultimate handbook on knots and ropework for sailors. Here, every bight and tuck is diagrammed as if you were holding the line yourself. You'll also learn the bascis, such as the nature of rope and its lay, before embarking on actual tying methods. Jammed with 323 photographs illustrating 30 knots, 19 rope splices, seven decorative styles, and five wire splices.

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More then 100 illustrations help the reader grasp the fundamentals and fine points of handling a ship while the author description details sailor tools, basic knots, and useful hitches as well as the arts of splicing, hand sewing and canvas work. Other topic equally important to safe economical and efficient boat maintenance and management includes belaying coiling and storage: towing procedures; hot to make chafing gear and much more. Easy to follow instruction for fashioning knots, ornamental

Basic Coastal Navigation : An Introduction to Piloting

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Outlines most of the techniques of piloting that are still fundamental to safe navigation even with today's electronic aids. In addition to dead-reckoning techniques, covers tides and currents and introduces the major features of LORAN and GPS. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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