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Old 29-08-2017, 08:39   #16
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Re: New vs Original edition of the Rigger's Apprentice

Start with the original. If you knew half of what's in there you would be well ahead.
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Re: New vs Original edition of the Rigger's Apprentice

Would totally recommencement the original edition it covers all the basics and if you need 'updating' on synthetic rigging you can get the spec's from the manufacturers sites. The other option for this (and all your other textbooks) is to look at digital editions. They generally work out around 30% of the cost and in my field (medicine) save you needing wheelbarrow to get to class. I now have my complete medical library on a seven inch tablet, the paper copies take up about 8ft in the library and weight several hundred pounds. Amazon Kindle is a good source as is Elsaviour.
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Re: New vs Original edition of the Rigger's Apprentice

Worth pointing out that the new edition is available as an eBook, (zero grams mass, zero liters space) which may be an important consideration for those who may set out on a small boat.
That said, I've never got much use out of that book. Granted, I've never read through it cover to cover, but it's never been much use when looking up specific problems. He'll mention, but not explain a solution. Then I go to Google or YouTube to find out how it's done.
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Re: New vs Original edition of the Rigger's Apprentice

SOOOOO, GILow, Brians first book does give good info on inspecting and tuning a rig, he also has a DVD that is very good, i rig and tune on a regular basis here in the Bay area and my knowledge comes from his work shops and his book/DVD, been doing this since 1985.
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Re: New vs Original edition of the Rigger's Apprentice

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SOOOOO, GILow, Brians first book does give good info on inspecting and tuning a rig, he also has a DVD that is very good, i rig and tune on a regular basis here in the Bay area and my knowledge comes from his work shops and his book/DVD, been doing this since 1985.


Thanks mate, that is VERY reassuring. I was starting to worry.

No chance you've seen the new edition for comparison?
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Re: New vs Original edition of the Rigger's Apprentice

In terms of tuning, Ivar Dedekam's Sail & Rig Tuning is the one I point everyone towards. It doesn't get into inspecting one's rig in the sense of checking for mechanical or metallurgical issues, but then I haven't run across much which does. Most of what I know on that stuff has been picked up over time, from other sailors & marine professionals.
https://www.amazon.com/Sail-Rig-Tuni...g+tuning+guide
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