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Re: Review of 'Swallows, Amazons and Coots'

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Posted by Alex Forbes on January 22, 2017 at 07:29:45 user Pitsligo.

In Reply to: Re: Review of 'Swallows, Amazons and Coots' posted by Magnus Smith on January 21, 2017 at 10:20:24:

Unfortunately, neither the 1919 or the 1938 edition have an illustration.

It really is a good book, though he does get one thing "wrong"(?): in describing how to reef, he takes down the clew first, then the tack. Perhaps this reverse order is something peculiar to the traditional English cutter rig, where the main is loose footed and the tack left running so that it can be triced up? Either way, John gets it right in S&A, for Swallow: tack, then clew, then the nettles along the boom.


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