The Essential Knot Book for Boats

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With more than 100,000 copies sold, The Essential Knot Book is the most successful nautical knot book ever published. Now in full color for the first time, this deluxe twentieth anniversary edition retains the same low price as the previous edition. Special features include:

  • All of the knots, bends, hitches, whippings, and splices a boater needs to know
  • How-to-tie drawings ...
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Overview

With more than 100,000 copies sold, The Essential Knot Book is the most successful nautical knot book ever published. Now in full color for the first time, this deluxe twentieth anniversary edition retains the same low price as the previous edition. Special features include:

  • All of the knots, bends, hitches, whippings, and splices a boater needs to know
  • How-to-tie drawings and instructions for each
  • Multiple photos of each knot in use on boats
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071432375
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/25/2004
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Colin Jarman (England) is an experienced sailor and is the features editor of Yachting Monthly, a British sailing magazine. Illustrator

Bill Beavis (England) a former merchant navy officer, was assistant editor of Yachting Monthly. 118 color photos and illustrations .

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgement iv
Some Rope Terms Explained vii
1 Knots, Bends and Hitches 1
Reef Knot 2
Slipped Reef Knot 4
Figure of Eight 5
Bowline 6
Round Turn and Two Half Hitches 8
Fisherman's or Anchor Bend 10
Clove Hitch 12
Lighterman's Hitch 14
Sheet Bend or Becket Bend 16
Double Sheet or Becket Bend 18
Rolling Hitch on Rope 20
Rolling Hitch About a Spar 22
Figure of Eight Loop 24
Constrictor Knot 26
Surgeon's Knot 27
Carrick Bend 28
Sheepshank 30
Marling Hitch 32
Waggoner's or Trucker's Hitch 33
Buntline Fisherman's Bend 35
Spar Hitch 36
Sliding Figures of Eight 37
Stopper 38
Bowline on the Bight 39
Spanish Bowline 40
Jury or Masthead Knot 42
Hunter's Bend 44
Coiling Hitches 45
Halyard Coil 45
Half Hitch Coil for Stowage 46
Buntline or Gasket Coil 47
2 Whippings 49
Common Whipping 50
West Country Whipping 51
Needle and Palm Whipping 52
Sailmaker's Whipping 53
Alternatives to Whipping 54
3 Splicing 55
Short Splice 56
Long Splice 58
Three Strand Eye Splice 59
Multiplait Eye Splice 60
Stitch and Whip Eye in Plaited Rope 62
Laid Core Eye Splice 64
Braid on Braid Eye Splice 68
High Tech, Low Stretch 71
Flemish Wire Eye Splice 78
Multiplait to Chain Splice 83
Index 85
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