The Marlinspike Sailor / Edition 1

The Marlinspike Sailor / Edition 1

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by Hervey Smith
     
 

Hervey Garrett Smith was the foremost marine illustrator of the 1950s and 1960s, and his wonderful drawings of traditional ropework quickly propelled The Marlinspike Sailor to cult classic status when it was published in 1956. With the addition of a section on modern, synthetic rope in the 1970s, its popularity has continued undiminished to this day. It

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Hervey Garrett Smith was the foremost marine illustrator of the 1950s and 1960s, and his wonderful drawings of traditional ropework quickly propelled The Marlinspike Sailor to cult classic status when it was published in 1956. With the addition of a section on modern, synthetic rope in the 1970s, its popularity has continued undiminished to this day. It teaches a few basic knots—the bowline, sheet bend, and rolling hitch, among others—and splices in three-strand and braided rope. But its real business is decorative rope and canvaswork—the traditional arts of the sailor—and here it has no equal. For a rope mat, a rope ladder, a sea chest, a ditty bag, a canvas bucket, a mast boot, and the best-looking rope fenders or heaving line in the marina, this is the book of choice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070592186
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
250,034
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword


Introduction


Making Rope Behave


Knot, Bend, or Hitch?


Anyone Can Splice


The Short Splice


The Long Splice


The Stowage of Rope


How to Lay Up a Grommet


Whippings


The Heaving Line


Some Notes on Seizing


Worming, Parcelling, and Serving


The Running Turk's Head


The Star Knot


The Tack Knot


The Lanyard Knot


Matthew Walker's Knot


A Simple Rope Mat


Ladder Mat and Block Mat


A Russian or Walled Mat


A Sword Mat


A Rope Ladder with a New Twist and Some Remarks on the Making of Baggywrinkle


Plaited Sennits


Crown Sennits


Rope Handles


Coachwhipping


Grafting, Pointing and Hitching


Cockscombing


The Sea Chest


Deadeyes and Lanyards


Decorative Wall Bag


Tom Crosby's Ditty Box


The Rigger's Little Helper


Wooden Bilge Pumps


Palm and Needle Practice


The Ditty Bag


The Sea Bag


The Bell Rope


Wooden Cleats


Rope Fenders


Stropped Blocks


Canvas Deck Bucket


Rigging a Jackline


Sail Stop Bag


Some Notes on the Use of "Taykles"


A Lanyard for a Cannon


The Catboat Race


Making a Mast Boot


The Water Jug


Registration Numbers, They Too Can Be Beautiful


Art and Yacht Design


Synthetic Fibres and Their Characteristics


Basic Eye Splice


Standard End for End


Back Splice


Index


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