Knotsby Brion Toss, Gae Pilon (Illustrator)
The uses, advantages, and disadvantages of every type of knot
From America's best-known knot authority, here is a complete and indispensable guide to more than 100 knots. Whether you want to tie lines together, lash oars in place, attach the foot of a sail to a boom, or extend a towing line, the knot you need, with variations for specific conditions, is here.
The uses, advantages, and disadvantages of every type of knot are clearly explained. The author explains how to tie each one, using concise, step-by-step instructions, all illustrated by simple, easy-to-understand line drawings. The book closes with a helpful glossary of terms, plus charts of synthetic rope weights, strengths and elasticities.
About the Author and Illustrator: Brion Toss is the leading expert on knots. The author of The Complete Rigger's Apprentice, his experience ranges from the most modern hydraulically-controlled rod and rigging raceboat to a replica of a seventeenth-century trading vessel.
Gae Pilon is an illustrator whose work also includes Steel Away, a book about steel boats.
Chapman is one of the most widely respected names in boating, and is the legacy of Charles F. Chapman, a boating pioneer and editor. Chapman Piloting, widely considered the bible of boating, has been relied on for more than 80 years as the authoritative boating reference.
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