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A Treasury of Practical Wisdom for the Traditional Boater

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Part Number: SLG0526

Edition: 2024

Printed and corrected to: No

ISBN: 9781399411899

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Imprint: Adlard Coles

Language: English

Author(s): Tom Cunliffe

Author: No

Format: Hardback

An illustrated treasury of expert tips on maintenance, navigation and seamanship from the internationally renowned Tom Cunliffe.

The bosun's world is a colourful mix of time-honoured techniques, living history and a knowledge of materials beyond the run of common experience. It's the bosun's bag of tools, and the skills that go with them, that forms the core of traditional seafaring. This book is a treasure trove of Tom Cunliffe's priceless practical advice that'll be invaluable to sailors of traditional craft and delight those who love the character, grace and history of these unique boats.

Illustrated with Tom's popular salty yarns and exquisite paintings by acclaimed marine artist Martyn Mackrill, this book brings together a lifetime's worth of hands-on knowledge with sections covering sails, rigging and working the ship. From avoiding seized bolts and stowing the main, to drying out and the wonders of beeswax, this collection is packed full of age-old seafaring wisdom.

Find out how a real vessel works, how to expand your sailing ability and how you can all live better for it. Dip into this bag now. Whatever you're sailing, you will find something to enrich your passion.

Tom Cunliffe

Tom Cunliffe is Britain’s leading sailing writer. A worldwide authority on cruising instruction and an expert on traditional sailing craft, he learned his sextant skills during numerous ocean passages, many in simple boats without engines or electronics, voyaging from Brazil to Greenland and from the Caribbean to Russia. He is the author of the yachtsman’s guide to the English Channel.

Tom’s nautical career has seen him serve as mate on a merchant ship, captain on gentleman’s yachts and skipper of racing craft. His private passion is classic sailing boats and he has owned a series of traditional gaff-rigged vessels that have taken him and his family on countless adventures from tropical rainforests to frozen fjords.

Tom has been a Yachtmaster Examiner since 1978 and has a gift for sharing his knowledge with good humour and an endless supply of tales of the sea.

He also has monthly columns in Sailing Today, Classic Boat, Yachting World and SAIL (US) magazines. He wrote and presented the BBC TV series, ‘The Boats That Built Britain’ and the popular ‘Boatyard’ series.