The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

by John Rousmaniere

Other authorsMark Smith (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 1983



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Simon & Schuster (1983), Edition: 1st, 347 pages


"The art of sailing, maneuvering, and preserving a ship or a boat in all positions and under all reasonable circumstances." With the addition of the words, "and some unreasonable circumstances, too," this definition of "seamanship" is as valid today as when the first edition of this book was published in 1983. This edition has been extensively updated with new or updated text, and many new photographs.

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Fundamentals included in what is a comprehensive extrapolation of nautical skill-craft and technology. "In the gaff rig, the gaff is supported near the mast by the throat halyard and at the end by the peak halyard. To depower the sail, "scandalize" it by dropping the peak. Lazyjacks running from
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the mast to the middle of the boom hold the boom up and secure the sail when it is lowered." Well, thank God!
Lots of illustrations, and a Glossary.
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Physical description

347 p.


0671246879 / 9780671246877

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