The Zeilmakerij Woerkum wishes to provide you with an insight into the documentation of sail-making and adjacent subjects with the booklist below.
In traditional sailing we use natural ropes as we make our sails for our traditional ships. Marlinespike seamanship is therefore part of the knowledge that comes with making sail.
In books about the construction of traditional ships, timber construction (such as the botter) or iron construction (such as the salmon boat), there are often interesting chapters on these topics. Besides the knowledge about the construction of the boats themselves.
The traditional ships have almost always been fishing boats, with (or because of this) a number of members of us also practiced the making and repairing of nets, after all with a fishing boat you also have to be able to fish, yet ...
A number of books will be difficult to obtain. We ourselves browse shops, internet, museums and book antiquarians to information about these subjects.
Interesting books and tabloids
W.P. Coolhaas ANWB-/-15e completely revised edition, issued in 1979.
One of the clearest books about stitching, knotting, splitting and sail sewing.
Almost the must among the marlinespike seamanship workbooks.
Schiemanswerk en zeilnaaien
S.P. de Boer / J.A. Schaap J.F. Duwaer & Zonen - Amsterdam The writers must have restricted themselves in terms of the size of the material, so that they will only deal with those subjects which in their opinion may be of use. It goes without saying that in addition to the actual marlinespike seamanship work and sail sewing, something is also said about ropes, blocks, hoists and sailcloth, things the skipper ought to know.
Het breien van netwerk
D. Vink Libra ISBN 90-805839-1-X The standard work for learning to knit and repair/knot (fishing) nets.
Leidraad voor zeilers
Vereniging van zeilscholen Nederland Het goede boek ISBN 90-240-0539-6 Instruction book for sailing lessons. Ideal for young people. Used in scouting. It has good chapters about marlinespike seamanship, torques and forces and an annex with breaking strengths of cables.
Handboek voor de houtscheepmaker
Cornelis Brinkman / Jan Lienos Bewerkt door J.P. Puype APA-Fontes pers ISBN 90-302-9652-6
It is not a theoretical shipbuilding book. It is a book with step-by-step descriptions of the construction of a wooden ship.
Geoffrey Budworth Parragon Books Ltd. ISBN 1-40546-403-8 Kopen – bindsels – lussen – verbindingen – verkortingen – steken. Good book with clear pictures and explanation about common knots. Special are the buttons for, for example, woven band (flat material) and the chapter angler knots.
Theo Leeuwenburgh The contents of part I deals with: the tools, the sail sewing, grommets, runners and moth holes, splitting, lining, repairs, sailmaker's bag, sailing bag and buckets, and the sailmakers bench.
Theo Leeuwenburgh The content of part II deals with: sailcloth, terms, foresail, cutting, mainsail, jib, and the spritsail.
G.J. Schutten Walburg Pers ISBN 90.5730.298.5 Until the first half of the 20th century, wooden vessels played an important and indispensable role in the Low Countries. There was an exceptionally large variety of wooden vessels, each tailored to the specific waterways and the purpose for which they were used. With the construction of roads and railways and the rise of motor vehicles these wooden ships disappeared.
This book by G.J. Schutten ensures that they do not disappear from the memory.
Schepen die verdwijnen
P.J.V.M. Sopers Bewerkt door H.C.A van KampenHollandia ISBN 90-6410-300-3 The book gives a good story about the construction of the wooden ships and a clear overview of ships from the eastern Netherlands, including the Tjalk, Rhine ships and ships from Overijssel.
Zakboek Knopen en Splitsen
Des Pawson Veltman Uitgevers ISBN 90-5920-085-3 Peter Schneider's personal textbook about learning how to knot and split. Almost all knots, twists, bindings, connections, loops, lashings, braids & tresses and ornamental fantasy knots are treated here with clear explanations and photos.
Scouting NederlandScouting Nederland-/-Beknopt uitklapbaar boekje. Kost ongeveer € 1,50.
The most common (a small twenty) knots, hoist and lashing are in it. An Explorer can almost always progress in his Scouting branch.
Leerboek voor den zeilmaker
G. Staalman A.J. Hilgersom/Navigare ISBN 90-70135-06-X To teach the calculation of the sails by means of our own practice. Note: unfortunately the publisher no longer exists. Only available through second hand bookshops.
Handleiding tot het verkrijgen van maten en modellen van zeilen
G. Staalman A.J. Hilgersom/Navigare ISBN 90-70135-04-3 of ISBN 90-70135-05-1 Sizes and models of sails and their processing for seafarers and the sailmaker. Note: unfortunately the publisher no longer exists. Only available through second hand bookshops.