- File Size: 34038 KB
- Print Length: 494 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
- Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1 edition (March 30, 2001)
- Publication Date: March 30, 2001
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005UMHQUK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #391,076 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sailmaker's Apprentice: A Guide for the Self-reliant Sailor Kindle Edition
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From the Publisher
Emiliano Marino is a lifelong sailor and has been making sails since 1974. He has written about sailmaking and sail care in Small Boat Journal and WoodenBoat.
Christine Erikson, also a sailmaker, illustrates for Threads, among other magazines. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
From the Back Cover
"A clearly illustrated, superb step-by-step guide."--Cruising World
More than a how-to guide to designing, making, repairing, and improving sails, The Sailmaker's Apprentice combines 700 detailed drawings with a witty, wise, and philosophically probing commentary that is as much about living a life of self-reliance and harmony as it is about making sails. Here you will find a visual feast for the sailor as well as an indispensable guide for the mariner.
"The basics of traditional sailmaking . . . are artfully, lavishly, even passionately elaborated and enriched. . . . The author has created not just a new standard reference . . . but a virtual epic poem. . . . The best and most comprehensive book on sailmaking and sail repair to be published in a long time."--WoodenBoat
"Reveals true mastery."--Northern Mariner
"The accepted standard volume on sailmaking."--Ensign --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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It is definitely a worth while addition for any sailor who wants to increase his or her self reliance. A lot of reviews have mentioned that the book does not reflect modern sail making methods, and that may be true, however, there is a great deal in there that is still valid, and the sections on how sails work, and sail shaping is valuable information not only for the sail maker, but for the sailor. I would recommend this for any sailing enthusiast, and certainly for a sailor who desires to be more self sufficient.
Top international reviews
Based on this book I am certain I could make a sail yet I am determined to leave it to local experts who mix decades of experience with just enough computer number-crunching to make sail-making look easy.
If you want to know about boats, rigging and maritime history, all of which influence the production of good sails for your boat read this book.