A unique blend of modern technology and tradition, this is the definitive reference on the art and science of rigging contemporary, as well as traditional, sailing vessels of all sizes. With his reputation for hands-on experience, sound judgment and respect for time-tested methods, author Brion Toss is widely recognized as the quintessential master rigger of our day. He also happens to be a terrific writer. This combination has resulted in a clear, analytical, yet entertaining and eminently useful book which reflects his passion for the subject matter. Lavishly illustrated, the book covers rig design and maintenance, plus sidebars on better ways of performing common shipboard tasks. It includes, often fascinating, sections on knots, splices and fancy ropework. A useful reference, this well-written volume belongs on every sailor's bookshelf.
Brion Toss, 1997, HC, 448pp.