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    DescriptionFantastic computer graphics systematically explain how to tune-your-yacht, keelboat or dinghy. This beautifully illustrated and well-organised book shows the reader step by step, how to trim their sails and rig for maximum performance. Ivar Dedekam's revolutionary approach to sail and rig tuning tackles the practical and realistic elements of tuning your boat as well as the theory of sail aerodynamics. The book covers the many variations in boat, sail and rig design.

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    Sail and Rig Tuning
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ivar Dedekam
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 80
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    ISBN 13: 9781898660675
    ISBN 10: 1898660670

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.5
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T General Subject: 760
    BIC subject category V2: WSSN3
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BIC subject category V2: WSSN1
    BISAC V2.8: SPO036000
    DC22: 797.124
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24430
    BIC subject category V2: TRLT
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 623.862
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Libri: B-620
    LC classification: VM531 .D44 2001
    Thema V1.0: SPNG, SPND, TRLT
    Illustrations note
    152 colour diagrams
    Fernhurst Books Limited
    Imprint name
    Fernhurst Books
    Publication date
    07 April 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Ivar Dedekam has been sailing for more than 25 years and has logged close to 50000 nautical miles, including two Atlantic crossings. He has in addition worked for many years as a sailing instructor.
    Back cover copy
    A concentrated and thoroughly illustrated manual which systematically shows you how to trim your sails and rig.
    Table of contents
    Genoa / Main Sail Trim. Aerodynamics. Apparent Wind. Points of Sailing. Sail Shape. Trim Devices. Miscellaneous. Genoa trim. Stability. Balance. Mainsail trim. The interaction of the sails. Reaching and running. Marking / Miscellaneous. Trim examples. Reefing. Problems / Solutions. Summary. Trimming the Spinnaker. Types of spinnakers. Equipment and terms., Preparing the spinnaker set. Hoisting the spinnaker. Spinnaker pole angle. Spinnaker pole height. Spinnaker depth. Running. Reaching. Broaching. Steering in heavy airs. Gybing the spinnaker. End to end gybe. Two-pole gybe. Dip pole gybe. Taking down the spinnaker. The Gennaker. Rig tuning. Rig types. Athwartship tuning. Fore and aft tuning. Backstay tension. Tensioning wire and rod. Tensioning the cap shrouds. Pre-bending the mast. Keel stepped masts. Maximum mast bend. The fractional rig. Tuning under sail. Straighten the mast sideways. Adjusting the lower shrouds. Multiple spreaders. Tuning diagram. Miscellaneous. Why pre-tension?