The Brightwork Companion

Tried-and-True Methods and Strongly Held Opinions in Thirteen and One-Half Chapters

Author: Rebecca Wittman

Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 503

A hands-on handbook for the do-it-yourself refinisher From the author of the revered classic Brightwork: The Art of Finishing Wood comes this lifeline for the weekend warrior with a brush, a can of varnish, and two days to show results. As elegantly written, photographed, and color printed as its predecessor, The Brightwork Companion provides a stripped-to-the-essentials, topicby- topic presentation of procedures, bulleted lists, and summary tables. Rebecca Wittman helps readers evaluate the condition of their boats' wooden elements and provides easy-to read, two-page spreads that minimize page turning with varnish-coated fingers. This completely practical guide makes every brightwork project easier with: Step-by-step procedures for bleaching, sanding, stripping, oiling, varnishing, and more Carefully designed lists, tables, and index for ease of use and reference Beautiful color photos Refinishing instructions for spars, decks, trim, interiors, and more

Brightwork

The Art of Finishing Wood

Author: Rebecca Wittman

Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 182

View: 806

"As well as being a comprehensive guide to wood finishing, this work celebrates the beauty of brightwork on boats."--"WoodenBoat" "A first class and highly readable text that should be mandatory reading for anyone who owns or is contemplating owning a wooden trimmed vessel."--"Sailing" "It's elegant--elegant as the work it describes so successfully, elegant in its writing, elegant in its photography, and elegant physically as a volume."--"SAIL" ""Brightwork" provides all the information you need to avoid frustrations and costly mistakes and derive the greatest satisfaction from a process that can be its own reward."--A "Cruising World" "Editor's Choice" Few things transform a boat into a yacht quite as gracefully as the incomparable look and texture of oiled, varnished, and bare wood surfaces. Drawing on her decades of brightwork experience, Rebecca Wittman shows you how to diagnose and cure a deteriorating finish, when cracked and flaking varnish can be patched and when it must be stripped and a new finish applied, how much sanding is truly necessary, and much more. Rebecca Wittman cofounded The Teak Twins custom yacht refinishers in 1978 and has taught brightwork seminars at Seattle's Center for Wooden Boats. She is also the author of "The Brightwork Companion" (2004).

The Practical Encyclopedia of Boating

An A-Z Compendium of Navigation, Seamanship, Boat Maintenance, and Nautical Wisdom

Author: John Vigor

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 161

“Vigor is one of the finest boating writers of our time.”--Cruising World “You name it, it’s in here. Covers every boating situation. This book is both informative and entertaining.”--Latitudes & Attitudes “John Vigor is the answer guy if you’re having onboard arguments about nautical terminology or the science of sailing in general, and his new book lives up to the promise in its title.”--Good Old Boat Whether it’s boat maintenance, navigation, boat handling in all kinds of weather, or the physics of how boats function, every sailor and powerboater needs a comprehensive go-to source for specialized information. Now you have it with The Practical Encyclopedia of Boating: Addresses virtually every aspect of powerboating and sailing in 500 entries Covers seamanship and boat handling, navigation, routine boat maintenance, boat design and building, and nautical reference data Ranges from vital techniques--such as recovering overboard crew and measuring distances off--to essential concepts like reading the water and sky and evaluating a boat’s seaworthiness Includes numerous cross-references and an exhaustive index to direct you quickly to the right entry and to unify related topics Makes delightful browsing as well as a source of sound guidance for practically any boating situation

Your First Sailboat, Second Edition

Author: Daniel Spurr

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 887

Praise for Your First Sailboat "Here's a book for first-time sailboat buyers that offers practical information they can really use to ease the transition to boat ownership. The buying guide to 84 of the more popular used sailboats will be particularly helpful when making the rounds at the boatyard." -- Cruising World "Spurr strikes just the right balance in this book of logic, education, and humor, without ever talking down to the reader." -- Latitude 38 "Have fun. Save time. Save money. This book omits everything you don’t need to know." -- Great Lakes Boating Can a keelboat tip over? How can I determine what boat I want? Once I do, what's a fair price to pay for it? Should I buy it new or used? How can I tell the difference between a used boat and one that's used up? Now that I have it, how can I start sailing quickly and safely? Your First Sailboat has answers to all your questions about selecting, buying, maintaining, and using your first boat. This user-friendly guide covers issues that other books ignore, including how to choose between a trailer sailer, daysailer, raceboat, cruiser, or multihull; what hull material is best for your first boat; whether to buy new or used; where to shop; how to judge quality and condition; where to keep your new boat; and what to do about gear, loans, insurance, and annual maintenance. Special features of this second edition include: An up-to-date descriptive buying guide to 84 recommended sailboats of all types and sizes, from daysailers to racers, cruisers, and multihulls How-Do-I? sections that cover boat handling, maintenance, and navigation What-If? segments that cover a variety of worst-case scenarios that you may worry about--from getting lost, to sinking, and when to look for the next sailboat! Straightforward and fun, Your First Sailboat gives you just what you need to stop asking questions and start sailing.

Your First Sailboat

How to Find and Sail the Right Boat for You

Author: Daniel Spurr

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 271

View: 322

The Comprehensive Sailing Start-Up Resource Can a keelboat tip over? Can I take a centerboard boat onto open water? How can I determine what boat I want? Once I do, what’s a fair price to pay for it? Should I buy it new or used? How can I tell the difference between a used boat and one that’s used up? Now that I have it, how can I start sailing quickly and safely? Your First Sailboat is the first book to answer all your questions about selecting, buying, maintaining, and using your first boat. This user-friendly guide covers issues that other books ignore, including how to choose between a trailer sailer, daysailer, raceboat, cruiser, or multihull; what hull material is best for your first boat; whether to buy new or used; where to shop; how to judge quality and condition; where to keep your new boat; and what to do about gear, loans, insurance, and annual maintenance. Special features of this all-in-one handbook include: A descriptive buying guide to 75 recommended sailboats of all types and sizes, from daysailers to racers, cruisers, and multihulls A decision tree to guide you to your ideal starter boat Complete instructions on how to care for and sail your boat as well as how to acquire it Straightforward and fun, Your First Sailboat gives you just what you need to stop asking questions and start sailing. Everything else is optional. Save time. Save money. This book omits everything you don’t need to know.

The Down East Companion

A Compendium of Interesting & Informative Miscellanea

Author: Peter H. Spectre

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Category: Maine

Page: 382

View: 418

Spurr's Guide to Upgrading Your Cruising Sailboat

Author: Daniel Spurr

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 588

Is your boat ready to go cruising? Just about every sailboat—used and new—can make a good cruiser, but only if the hull-deck structure, rig, and systems meet certain standards. Spurr’s Guide to Upgrading Your Cruising Sailboat tells you what those standards are, and gives you all the help you need to refurbish and upgrade every structure, surface, fitting, and system on your boat—stem to stern, project by project. This all-in-one guide leads you step by step to a seaworthy, crew-friendly boat with top-notch cruising performance. Not only will you learn what to look for when you buy a new or used boat, you'll also learn how to reinforce your boat’s hull and structural components, redesign and replace rigging, upgrade electrical systems, and much more. Special features include: A detailed survey of 70 used and new fiberglass sailboats best suited to offshore sailing Gear and equipment recommendations by brand name Construction details and other essential features of a strong, safe cruising boat How to make critical repairs to the deck, hull, bulkheads, blisters, and portlights

InfoWorld

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Page: 138

View: 238

InfoWorld is targeted to Senior IT professionals. Content is segmented into Channels and Topic Centers. InfoWorld also celebrates people, companies, and projects.

The Bright Work Grows

Women Writers of the Romantic Age

Author: Jonathan Wordsworth

Publisher:

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 283

View: 506

In this volume of studies Professor Wordsworth assesses the contribution of women to the literature of the Romantic period. He discusses poets (Baillie, Barbauld, Betham, Blamire, Caroline Bowles, Bryan, Hemans, Landon, Lickbarrow, Norton, Robinson, Seward, Williams, Yearsley), novelists, storytellers and essayists (Austen, Burney, Sara Coleridge, Hays, Inchbald, Caroline Lamb, Mary Lamb, Mitford, Opie, Owenson, Ann Radcliffe, Mary Shelley, Smith), polemicists and pamphleteers (Mary Anne Radcliffe, Southcott, Wollstonecraft), and writers on education (Edgeworth, Catharine Macaulay, Hannah More). With a substantial introduction and index The Bright Work Grows is a powerful, engaged and plain-speaking introduction to women's writing during a time when attitudes and conventions were undergoing fundamental change.

The Stone Girl: A Novel

Author: Dirk Wittenborn

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 100

The Stone Girl is a riveting tale of deception, vengeance, and power set against the haunting beauty of the Adirondack wilderness. Deep in the Adirondack Mountains lies a speck of a town called Rangeley. There isn’t much to this tiny town, but it is at the crossroads of serene fishing streams off the Mink River, pristine hunting grounds in the surrounding mountains, and vast estates of the extremely rich. It is also the gateway to the Mohawk Club, which houses the Lost Boys, an exclusive group of wealthy and powerful men with global influence and a taste for depravity. Raised wild and poor in the shadows of the Mohawk Club, Evie Quimby was a teenager when she first fell victim to the Lost Boys. Seventeen years later, she is now a world-renowned art restorer famous for repairing even the most-broken statues. After spending half her life in Paris, establishing her reputation and raising her daughter Chloé, Evie has come a long way from the girl who left Rangeley behind. But when Chloé receives a visit from an elegant stranger who claims to be an old friend of her mother’s, the ghosts of Evie’s past return in full force, pulling her back to the North Country of her girlhood and into the tangled, intricate web of the Lost Boys. Evie bands together with her formidable mother and an embattled heiress, both victims of the Lost Boys, in pursuit of an unusual and heart-stopping vengeance.

Offshore

Author: Penelope Fitzgerald

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 141

View: 411

Offers a portrait of a group of eccentrics living in houseboats on the river Thames and describes how their disparate lives intertwine and complicate matters for everyone

A Woman's Guide to the Sailing Lifestyle

The Essentials and Fun of Sailing Off the New England Coast

Author: Debra Picchi; Thomas Desrosiers

Publisher: AuthorHouse

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 202

View: 292

A chance sailing trip with a friend from work led me to wonder if I could learn to sail. After all, I’m a woman, and the sailing world seems to favor men. I am not athletic; I didn’t grow up in a family where we learned about boating; I would be starting late, since I was in my thirties; and I suffer from seasickness. What I discovered over the next twenty-five years is that I could indeed learn to be a competent sailor. But I didn’t expect to be an expert overnight. Instead, as a novice, I layered on new knowledge slowly, over time, through experiential learning. This book describes the process whereby this happened. Using examples from trips along the coast of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, it reviews the essential knowledge needed to be a sailor as well as explanations about the parts of a sailboat, major boat systems, and tasks associated with maintaining a sailboat. It also discusses some Zen-like attitudes that lead to successful and fun sailing, such as focusing, the no-blame rule, and stripping down to the essentials. Unlike some other sailing guides, this book points out that sailing can be a lifestyle that includes many dimensions. It’s not just about getting a boat to sail. Traveling by boat is a unique experience, and visiting small coastal New England communities is an adventure. Learning about history, art, ecology, star constellations, technology, and birds are only a few of the kinds of activities that can be built into a rich and rewarding sailing experience. This book will be helpful for people who would like to learn to sail but who are intimidated by the process, particularly women, fledgling sailors just starting out, and families with children.

New York Magazine

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Page: 128

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

These 13

Holograph Manuscripts and Typescripts

Author: William Faulkner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 395

View: 139

The Other Persuasion

An Anthology of Short Fiction about Gay Men and Women

Author: Seymour Kleinberg

Publisher: Vintage Books USA

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Category: Gay men

Page: 349

View: 281

Sailing

Author: Susan Kenney

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

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Category: City and town life

Page: 467

View: 329