Understanding Rigs and Rigging

Understanding Rigs and Rigging

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Understanding Rigs and Rigging by Richard "Jud" Henderson provides you with a detailed look at a subject that is too important to gloss over. Beginning with a review of the history of sailboat rigs, Henderson moves quickly to modern fore-and-aft rigs, taking time for a sampling of the more exotic rig configurations that may be seen sailing today, such as the luna, modern Chinese lug rigs, cat ketches, and wing sails. There is a thorough look at masts and other spars, with a very complete discussion of wood, aluminum, carbon-fiber, and other materials as they are used in spar construction. You will find out how best to utilize your rig in a manner compatible with your sailing interests. There are chapters on standing and running rigging, with a detailed look at their components; discussions of rigging constructions such as wire and rod, and the most effective terminal fittings for each; and information on turnbuckles, chainplates, tangs, and backstay adjustors. Henderson gives you a comparison of halyards (sh
Publisher: Camden, Me. : International Marine Pub. Co., c1985.
ISBN: 9780877421948
0877421943
Branch Call Number: 623.862 HEN
Characteristics: x, 258 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Alternative Title: Rigs and rigging.

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