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Old 12-06-2021, 14:45   #1
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I bought a 29 ft. Erickson, now I need a book. suggestions please.
I need to change all my ropes . I have been stripping and polying
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Old 12-06-2021, 14:57   #2
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The Complete Sailor by David Seidman
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Old 12-06-2021, 16:39   #3
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Rope = lines

This helps. Just check out the sails in each position to the wind angle.

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Knots,
Despite the title, this is a pretty good place to start.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Boating and Sailing, Third Edition
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Old 12-06-2021, 17:06   #5
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I still have a copy of Sailing for Dummies on my boat
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https://asa.com/textbooks/

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Re: Never sailed before.

I would start with one book on sailing and one book on boat maintenance.

For sailing, I have a couple but use the small book by Stephen Colgate 'Colgate's Basic Sailing Theory' and for maintenance I have a couple but like the book from Don Casey 'Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual: Including Inspecting the Aging Sailboat, Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair, Sailboat Refinishing...'

For me I tried to get them inexpensively, like used off of Amazon or on sale elsewhere. If you have a local library, check out their books and see if you would like them enough to have your own copies. Sometimes one book or author is easier for me to read and understand than another, based on their style and information they present. Some of the older books will be a little 'behind' on stuff like solar but the basics seem to be about the same.
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Don't forget Nigel Calder's book, it's an established maintenance bible.



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