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Pocket Guide to Knots

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Tie knots like a pro

Step-by-step photographed instructions for more

than 100 knots--617 crisp, clear full-color photos

in all--make this the best value among comprehensive

knot books and the ideal reference for boaters,

anglers, and outdoorspeople of all types.

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Overview

Tie knots like a pro

Step-by-step photographed instructions for more

than 100 knots--617 crisp, clear full-color photos

in all--make this the best value among comprehensive

knot books and the ideal reference for boaters,

anglers, and outdoorspeople of all types.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071490634
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/26/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 774,119
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Captain Lindsey Philpott is the

president of the Pacific Americas Branch of the International

Guild of Knot Tyers. He has provided forensic knot analyses

in criminal cases and teaches rigging and rope work.

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Table of Contents


Ropes - Tools and Terms
Introduction     10
How to Use this Book     11
Origins, History and Uses     12
Types of Rope, Cordage and Tape     16
How Ropes are Made     18
Caring for Rope and Cordage     21
Coiling, Carrying, Storage     23
Tools and Accessories     24
Basic Tying Techniques     26
Stopper Knots
Overhand Knot     30
Double Diamond Knot     32
Figure-of-Eight Knot     34
Heaving Line Knot     35
Wall Knot     36
Crown Knot     37
Double Matthew Walker Knot     38
Manrope Knot     40
Stopper Knot     42
Stevedore Knot     43
Loops
Alpine Butterfly Loop     46
Angler's Loop     47
Blood Loop Dropper Knot     48
Jury Mast Knot     49
Bowline Loop     51
Double Bowline     54
Bowline in the Bight     55
Portuguese Bowline     56
Spanish Bowline     57
Water Bowline     58
Midshipman's Hitch     59
Overhand Loop     60
Overhand Sliding Loop     61
Figure-of-Eight Loop in the Bight     63
Figure-of-Eight Loop with Three Adjustable Loops     64
Threaded Figure-of-Eight Loop     65
Double Figure-of-Eight Loop     66
Hitches
Anchor Bend     70
Bachmann Knot     71
Clove Hitch     72
Boom Hitch     76
Rigger's Hitch     77
Rolling Hitch     78
Buntline Hitch     79
Cow Hitch     80
Pedigree Cow Hitch     82
Figure-of-Eight Hitch     83
French Prusik     84
Extended French Prusik     85
Gaff Topsail Halyard Bend     86
Heddon Knot     87
Highwayman's Hitch     88
Klemheist Knot     89
Lighterman's Hitch     90
Mooring Hitch     91
Munter Friction Hitch     92
Marlinespike Hitch     93
Munter Mule     94
Ossel Hitch     95
Palomar Knot     96
Pile Hitch/Double Pile Hitch     97
Trucker's Hitch     98
Round Turn and Two Half Hitches     100
Timber and Killick Hitch     101
Bends
Hunter's Bend     104
Ashley's Bend     105
Sheet Bend     106
Double Sheet Bend     107
Tucked Sheet Bend     108
Fisherman's Knot     109
Double Fisherman's Knot     110
Triple Fisherman's Knot     111
Double Carrick Bend - Ends Adjacent     112
Double Carrick Bend - Ends Opposed     113
Albright Special     114
Blood Knot     115
Double Harness Bend     116
Double Overhand Bend     117
Flemish Bend     118
Figure-of-Eight Bend - Parallel Ends     119
Double Figure-of-Eight Bend     120
Heaving Line Bend     121
Shake Hands Bend     122
Strop Bend     123
Simple Simon Double     124
Zeppelin Bend     126
Special Knots
Good Luck Knot     130
Sailor's Knife Lanyard Knot     132
Prusik Knot     134
Mariner's Knot with a Prusik     135
Sheepshank     136
Man o' War Sheepshank     138
Bindings
Constrictor Knot     142
Strangle Knot      143
Boa Knot     144
Bottle Sling Knot     146
Double Figure-of-Eight Hitch     149
Pole Lashing     150
Miller's Knot     151
Sheer Lashing     152
Square Lashing     154
Diagonal Lashing     156
Reef Knot     158
Thief Knot     160
Transom Knot     161
Braids
Chain Sennit     164
Four- or Eight-Strand Plait     165
Three- or Six-Strand Plait     166
Turk's Head Mat     167
Splices
Back Splice     170
Eye Splice     172
Short Splice     174
Common Whipping     176
Sailmaker's Whipping     178
Palm and Needle Whipping     180
Seizings     182
Glossary     184
Bibliography     188
Index     189
Photographic Credits     192
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