The Gaff Rig Handbook: History, Design, Techniques, Developments

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WoodenBoat Books, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 240 pages
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The historical development & practical application of this traditional rig are thoroughly covered.
 

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This book is a wealth of information and is one of two books you simply must own if you own a gaffer. Though I did find tonnes of information here, "Hand, Reef, and Steer" had more gaff rig sailing info than this, so Gaff Rig Handbook gets a 4/5

Contents

INTRODUCTION
7
MASTS AND SPARS
11
STANDING RIGGING
21
RUNNING RIGGING
32
GAFF SAILS AND BASIC SAILMAKING
39
GAFF TOPSAILS
54
THE BOOMLESS GAFF SAIL
60
THE CATBOAT
70
THE SOLENT AND POOLE FISHING BOATS
138
PILOT CUTTERS AND SCHOONERS
140
THE YAWL
155
THE KETCH
165
THE SCHOONER
179
THE FISHING SCHOONERS OF NEW ENGLAND AND NOVA SCOTIA
190
THE FISHING BOATS OF NORTH WEST ENGLAND
202
THE LITTLE SHIPS OF DENMARK
206

THE SLOOP
78
THE CUTTER
91
CUTTER YACHTS
94
THE ESSEX SMACKS
118
ON THE WEST COAST OF FRANCE 2 15
215
EPILOGUE
231
INDEX
234
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