Canoe Rig

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Canoe Rig: The Essence and the Art
Sailpower for Antique and Traditional Canoes

This book is packed with bold, intriguing illustrations and detailed, solid information. It will spark your desire to re-examine how the wind might best move your boat. And it will open your eyes to sail and rig configurations you may have never seen. Enjoy a world that comes from the mind and hand of a sailmaker with a gift for teaching by image as well as by word.

For a sampling, click Chapter 2.

Author/Illustrator Todd Bradshaw has an obvious addiction to canoes, although you can easily apply the principles, concepts, and detailed sail plans to any hull that strikes your fancy. So if you have a daysailer, and you're thinking about a new set of sails, you've come to the right place. Or if you are contemplating a leeboard, adding an ama, or just want a resource of ideas for a variety of ways to steer a boat, then take a look at Canoe Rig.

All the information you need for building sails, spars, leeboards, centerboards, and more, is right here. The artwork is backed up by measurements, so you can create in the flesh exactly what Todd has drawn on paper.

Table of Contents:

  • Catch the Wind
  • Where Wind and Water Meet
  • Cloth and Wood
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Unraveling
  • Lines on Paper
  • Spars
  • Mast Support
  • Leeboards
  • Steering
  • Sails
  • Running Rigging
  • Loose Ends

    Written and Illustrated by Todd Bradshaw
    265 pp., hardcover
    11 x 9"
    ISBN # 0-937822-57-4

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    Nov 7, 2018  |  By Tom Tomlin
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    Have had this book for years, bought it at the Woodenboat booth at the show at Mystic Seaport. Getting a little dog eared from getting pulled off the shelf and read for inspiration and just looking at the artwork for enjoyment.