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The Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging, Second Edition

The Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging, Second Edition

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Revised and updated--the only book you need on sailboat rigging and marlinspike arts

From its initial publication, The Complete Rigger's Apprentice has been the definitive go-to resource for weekend sailors and maritime professionals who want to master the fine art of rigging. In this revised second edition, master rigger Brion Toss expands upon the traditional basics of ropeworking to give you the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on the latest tools, techniques, and tricks of the trade.

Features include:

  • A complete rigging primer of essential gear, principles, and procedures
  • Classic ropeworking techniques you can adapt for today's modern rigs
  • Money-saving tips on the newest equipment, materials, upgrades and designsI
  • llustrated instructions for tying knots, splicing rope, and making repairs
  • Professional guidelines for inspecting and maintaining rigs for longer voyages
  • Emergency procedures, troubleshooters and fixes to ensure smooth sailing
  • New technologies for multihull rigs, soft-shackles, Sta-Lok terminals, and more
    Need-to-know resources including a portfolio of rigs and glossary of terms
  • PLUS rope tricks and puzzles that will delight your passengers


Author: Brion Toss
Publisher: International Marine Publishing
Published: 09/13/2016
Pages: 432
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.80lbs
Size: 9.30h x 7.60w x 1.40d
ISBN: 9780071849784

About the Author

Brion Toss is a master rigger and consultant with over forty years of experience rigging vessels from daysailers to yachts to the world's largest square-riggers.

Robert Shetterly is an award-winning artist and illustrator.


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