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This is probably the most referred to book in my schooner collection as I was looking closely at the fittings shown in the last half to better understand their part in my schooner build of Bluenose. It was probably my best purchase for actual building as the other Bluenose books are more about the use of the BN. Well recommended for those who may want to scratch build a schooner within the time span. Rich (PT-2)
I should have also mentioned that the well documented text is well coordinated with the buttocks draughts, although sometimes on a different but close page. There is a wealth of information on the evolution of the schooners in the front half of the book. Chapelle also explains in the early chapter how the hulls were envisioned and presented to the shipyards for construction from various types of half-hull models and only at the very ending decades from drawings and calculations. Rich
 
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I should have also mentioned that the well documented text is well coordinated with the buttocks draughts, although sometimes on a different but close page. There is a wealth of information on the evolution of the schooners in the front half of the book. Chapelle also explains in the early chapter how the hulls were envisioned and presented to the shipyards for construction from various types of half-hull models and only at the very ending decades from drawings and calculations. Rich
Possibly postged before but I just pulled this out from beneath stacks of magazines is the comprehensive, almost encyclopedic single book that I have with a broad range of topics all related to seamanship and handling which includes all aspects of rigging for square riggers:
Seamanship in the Age of Sail:Seamanship in the Age of Sail.jpg
I'll post the two pages of contents and then type out the chapter titles:
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Now turning that page to:
Seamanship AOS Contents B.jpg
There is more material here that is well illustrated by drawings, old photos, paintings and diagrams than I can pack into my head and only remember a very few.
By Chapter and Title we have:
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Some Words and Phrases used in Shiphandling Under Sail
2. Masts, Rigging and Sails
3. Development of the Sail Plan 1580-1900
4. Some Theoretical Principles underlying Shiphandling
5. Sails Considered Individually]
6. Organization of Crew for Handling the Ship
7. Bending, Loosning and Furling Sail
8. Making and Shortening Sail at Sea
9. Reefing
10. Studding Sails
11. Steering
12. Tacking, Wearing and Boxhauling
13. Working Ship in a Tideway
14. Towing and Warping
15. Storm
16. Squalls
17. Heaving To
18. The Ship at Anchor
19. Shifting Heavy Weights
20. Lowering and Hoisting in Boats
21. Man Overboard
22. Accidents
Bibliography
Index

If you have questions I think that most of the answers are between the 320 pages of this 10"x12" x 3/4" hardbound book. Highly recommended for all who want to know more about that time and methods required to handle the ships. Rich (PT-2)
 
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Possibly postged before but I just pulled this out from beneath stacks of magazines is the comprehensive, almost encyclopedic single book that I have with a broad range of topics all related to seamanship and handling which includes all aspects of rigging for square riggers:
Seamanship in the Age of Sail:View attachment 246200
yes great book. Ab Hoving mentioned it in the thread of Matt's Pinnace Papegojan. I found a lot of answers in this book
 
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