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Knots and Splices
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This practical step-by-step guide to tying knots provides essential information for all sailors and anyone wanting to tie knots. The book gives clear, step-by-step diagrams showing how to tie knots, splices and whippings. Each knot is shown in stages, the use for the knot is given and the good and bad points are highlighted for each knot. It covers how to tie the 10 knots everyone should know; other useful knots; splices and whippings; and how to choose the right rope for the right situation.
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Table of Contents

Terms. Tools of the trade. Choosing a rope. Ten Knots Everyone Should Know. Round turn & Two half hitches. Clove hitch. Figure of eight. Reef Knot. Bowline. Bowline on a bight. Sheet bend. Double sheet bend. Fisherman's bend/Anchor hitch. Rolling hitch. Other Useful Knots. Carrick bend. Sheepshank. Constrictor knot. Buntline hitch. Surgeon's knot. Alpine butterfly bend. Fisherman's knot/Englishman's knot. Cow hitch. Cow hitch round turn and Prusik knot. Timber hitch. Marlinespike hitch. Man harness knot/Artillery loop. Trucker's hitch/Dolly knot. Marling hitches. Coiling a rope. Turk's head. Splices & Whipping. Eye Splice. Short Splice. Eye in braid-on-braid rope. Eye in braid-on-3-strand rope. Common whipping. Sailmaker's whipping. Heat sealing the end of a synthetic rope.

About the Author

Steve Judkins is a member of the international Guild of Knot Tyers. He is a professional sailing instructor and was formerly in the royal Navy, serving on HMY Brittania. Tim Davison is a highly experienced sailor, who spends much of his time cruising the Mediterranean.

Reviews

"Colour diagrams are used to show yachtsmen how to get knotted, step-by-step." (Yachting Monthly, June 2007)

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