Catalogue Number: E5W-57GU
- Author: John Leather
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
- Published: 01 October 2009
- ISBN: 9781408114407
This is the internationally regarded definitive handbook for anyone designing, building, rigging or sailing gaff rigged craft. It provides a fascinating insight into the design, history, techniques and developments of a rig which has evolved through the centuries. John Leather outlines the practical aspects of the masts, spars, sails, running and standing rigging, and contrasts the development of the gaff rig in Britain, America, Scandinavia and France. 'Regarded internationally as the definitive book for anyone designing, building, rigging or sailing a gaff-rigged vessel.' Kelvin Hughes 'The book's longevity says it all.' Water Craft
John Leather was a highly respected expert on classic boats. He was a naval architect and was involved in the design, construction and surveying of a wide variety of ships, yachts and boats. He designed numerous gaff-rigged craft for his own use, and was the author of 13 books.