Skipper's Mast and Rigging Guide
This is an excellent, very detailed guide to all aspects of rigging, mast stepping, rig trim and maintenance. The descriptions and explanations are as detailed as manufacturers' instructions, but in a format and language designed to be used by a skipper and on deck. As part of the Adlard Coles' series of cockpit guides, all pages are laminated with a spiral wire spine so are easy to fold back and use while you work. The layout itself is designed to be helpful with check lists in clear numbered paragraphs on a red background and Tips as bullet points on a grey background. This is a marvellous book for a perfectionist who likes to do all his or her own rig maintenance .
Even if you intend to make full and complete use of your boatyard facilities rather than do your own rigging, it is still worth reading this book just for the paragraph on insurance.