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A new friend and soon to be crew member on Billy Ruff'n sent me this today. It's everything you ever wanted to know about "the way it was" in the good ol' days of wooden ships and iron men.

Text-Book of Seamanship

The site that houses the document is also worthy of some browsing. Lots of interesting things to read.

Enjoy while you wait for spring to come.
 

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A new friend and soon to be crew member on Billy Ruff'n sent me this today. It's everything you ever wanted to know about "the way it was" in the good ol' days of wooden ships and iron men.

Text-Book of Seamanship

The site that houses the document is also worthy of some browsing. Lots of interesting things to read.

Enjoy while you wait for spring to come.
Thanks for the post; it's the great-granddaddy of Sail and Power: The Official Textbook at the United States Naval Academy

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Thanks for that - I had no idea it existed.
 

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Ok, I see when the argument started:

Anchors- Although the general form of the anchor has undergone but slight modification since the earliest ages, yet there are, even at this late day, as many opinions as authorities in regard to the best proportions and best shape of the various parts.
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