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Author Hasler, Herbert George, 1914-1987.

Title Practical junk rig : design, aerodynamics and handling / H.G. Hasler, J.K. McLeod
Published London : Adlard Coles Nautical, 2004
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Contents Cover; Content; Foreword; Preface to the Hardback Edition; Preface to the Paperback Edition; PART I: THE CHINESE RIG; Introduction; 1 The Rig; The mast; Battens; The sail; Aerodynamics and the junk rig; 2 The Geometry of the Sail; Sail analysis; Basic sail shapes; Recommended sail form; 3 The Rigging of the Sail; Halyards; Yard hauling parrel; Mast line; Mast rake; Control of the boom; Sailcloth creasing; Batten downhauls; Yard downhaul; Topping-lifts; 4 The Sheets; Sheet power and sheet spans; Reefing and furling; Six-point sheeting system; Positioning lower sheet blocks
5 Ghosters and Lightning ConductorsGhosters; Lightning Conductors; PART II: DESIGNING A RIG; Introduction; 6 Designing the Sailplan (1); Position of the sailplan; The sailplan; Drawing the sail; Summary: drawing a standard Chinese sail; 7 Designing the Sailplan (2); Positioning a single-sailed rig; Positioning a multi-sailed rig; Unacceptable mast positions; Unacceptable sheet positions; Suggested solutions; Positioning the lower sheet blocks; Summary: designing a sailplan (2); 8 Masts; Timber masts; Species of timber; Hollow timber masts; Gluing; Preservation of a timber mast
Cable fasteningDesigning and drawing a hollow mast; Designing a hollow staved timber mast; Designing a grown mast; Mast fittings; Masts of other materials; 9 Partners and Mast Step; The partners; The mast step; Tabernacles; 10 Yards, Battens, and Boom; The yard; The battens; The boom; 11 The Sail; The scale outline; Detail drawing and specification; 12 The Rigging; The halyard; The Sheets; Topping-lifts; Mast lift; Parrels; Tackline; Lacings; Optional rigging items; 13 Cockpit and Deck Layout; Boom gallows; Lower sheet blocks; Rope leads; Cleats, hitches, and jammers; Stowage of spare rope
Integrated deck layoutsPART III: USING THE RIG; 14 Setting up the Rig; General points; Stepping and unstepping the mast; Dressing the mast; Rigging the sail; 15 Handling the Rig; Sail-handling; Maintenance; Repairs and emergency procedures; Correction of excessive lee/weather helm; 16 Specimen Chinese-Rigged Vessels; Jester (1960); Redlapper (1962); Galway Blazer II (1968); Ròn Glas (1970); Yeong (1972); Sumner (1972); Design SSF/1 (1973); Hum (1974); Batwing (1974); Pilmer (1975); APPENDICES; A: Imperial/metric equivalents; B: Inches as decimals of a foot; C: Update to Practical Junk Rig
Summary This encyclopaedic volume synthesises 25 years of research and development of this unique rig as adapted to western craft. It is a work which has been welcomed by the growing number of yachtsmen and designers throughout the world who already enjoy the benefits of junk rig or who wish to do so. Now in paperback for the first time, Practical Junk Rig examines the design and aerodynamic theory behind junk rigs and discusses how best to sail them . It outlines the rig in detail, the principles that underlie it, considers possible alternative shapes and arrangements and analyses performance, all as
Notes Originally published: 1988
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Junks.
Masts and rigging.
Form Electronic book
Author McLeod, J. K. (Jock K.)
ISBN 1408127091 (electronic bk.)
9781408127094 (electronic bk.)