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Sail and Rig Tuning Paperback – March, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-1898660675 ISBN-10: 1898660670

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- information that both novice and experienced sailor will welcome as a "must have" edition to their bookshelves. -- Multihull World - Australia App. to no.43 March/April 1999

This book is different. It's stuffed with over 150 clear colour illustrations and informative captions and explanations. -- Sailing Today July 1999

This is a great book to have to get the most out of your sailboat, no matter what the size. -- TrailerSailor March 1999

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Book Description The best-illustrated manual ever on tuning the sails and rigs of a yacht or small keelboat features 152 color diagrams and a brilliantly concise text. Separate sections offer a logical approach to the topics of trimming the genoa and mainsail, trimming spinnakers and gennakers, and setting up masts.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Fernhurst Books (March 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1898660670
  • ISBN-13: 978-1898660675
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.4 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #169,710 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The diagrams are very clear and the book is concise and easy to read.
Chris de Beachcomber
I've read this book cover to cover dozens of times and learn something new every time.
jared owen
I just started sailing a few months ago and have been reading several books.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mayday of Matlacha on October 31, 2000
Format: Paperback
Ivar is right about this being the best illustrated manual. The concise, easy to understand text followed by beautifully understandably illustrations, have taken sail and rig tuning for me out of the black arts. Amazing how he fits all of this into an 80 page paperback....which makes it easier to fit into your seabag.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By JF on September 3, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is my favorite book on sail trim. It not only explains what to do, but why to do it. It is organized well and has great illustations. It is not just for novices, but has information that more experienced sailors will find useful. For example, it has pages with illustrations showing the comparative (in percentages) sail drafts to use for various winds strengths and conditions.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Clear Air on May 27, 2002
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The excellent ilustrations in this book make it stand apart. Easy to understand, a great reference to refer back to. Also includes problems with lists of solutions. For example, too much weather helm has solutions like 1) tighten outhaul 2) reduce mast rake etc.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 25, 2001
Format: Paperback
Book is divided between sail trim and rig tuning. While there are a lot of sail trim books available, the section on tuning the rig is excellent.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 18, 2001
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The best book yet on sail and rig tuning. It unique because it is short, consise and easy to understand! Ivan gets right to the point in each area discussed. I'm convinced we'll sail faster and smarter and know how to change gears when our boat just doesn't feel in the grove. Thanks Ivan.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Maarten (TX) on October 22, 2008
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Practical, step by step manual with very good illustrations. Use it to study or a reference book when you trim your sails and rigging. Especially rigging is something often overlooked. Just go around a marina and see/feel for yourself. There is at least a knot of speed hidden in your rigging. Also you don't want to get the mast on your head. Do check in the mast before you start, toggles and spreaders must be in good shape. Don't overtension. Highly recommended. I must have bought more than a fair number because I keep giving them away to people who see and like it.

Having sailed my whole life ([...]) doesn't mean that I have all this in my head or that I do know the why of the intuitive trimming of the sails. This book always gives me something to try out on my own or other people's boats. You will be surprised how you can improve even an old sail by systematically using the steps in this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 28, 2001
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There's only a few basic concepts to get your head around and the diagrams in the this book do a great job of explaining them. Worth every penny.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "jrmath" on May 20, 2002
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finally a book that brings togeter the jargon with pictures to explain the nuances of sail tuning. Very helpful.
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