Skipper's Knot Guide: Knots, Bends, Hitches and Splices

Overview

When you head out to sea, whether in a dinghy, a yacht, a motorboat or fishing crafts, you will need a few handy knots in your repertoire--to keep things secure on board and to get you out of trouble. Here is a convenient, splash of proof, accessible guide to 40 of the most useful knots, bends and splices you will ever need--and all with clear step-by-step sequence photos.

While the main focus of this practical instant reference book is the knots themselves, it also includes ...

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Overview

When you head out to sea, whether in a dinghy, a yacht, a motorboat or fishing crafts, you will need a few handy knots in your repertoire--to keep things secure on board and to get you out of trouble. Here is a convenient, splash of proof, accessible guide to 40 of the most useful knots, bends and splices you will ever need--and all with clear step-by-step sequence photos.

While the main focus of this practical instant reference book is the knots themselves, it also includes helpful introductory information on rope materials and maintenance. Each page includes a brief note explaining the most common uses for the knot shown, and how-to instructions accompanying the photos are easy to follow.

The spiral binding allows for fold-over convenience on board, and robust splash proof pages make this an ideal "aide memoire" for cockpit use in any weather.

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Editorial Reviews

Latitudes & Attitudes
This book should be on board so when your 'guests' start talking about sailors knots you can just toss it at them and tell them to study! This is a reference book, but it shows a sailor, using clear photos, just how to tie the knots that all sailors should know. It's easy to follow and very simple for all to use.
Wooden Boat
A portable, waterproof, quick reference guide to 40 essential knots.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574092837
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2009
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 949,076
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Heinrich Bauermeister is a naval historian and editor. He resides in Hamburg, Germany.

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Table of Contents

I. Knots and Ropes
II. Tying two ends
1: Reef knot
2: Sheet bend
3: Slipped reef knot
4: Fisherman's knot
5: Sheet bends
6: Hunter's bend
7: Carrick bend
8: Rolling hitch
9: Racking bend
II. Mooring
10: Round turn and two half hitches
11: Highwayman's hitch
12: Clove hitches
13: Bowlines
14: Anchor bend
15: Cleating a line
III. Attachin
16: Fisherman's bend
17: Buntline hitch
18: Fisherman's loop
19: Block hitch
20: Studdingsail halyard bend
21: Slippery hitch
22: Timber hitch
23: Plank sling
24: Blackawl hitch
25: Catspaw
26: Barrel sling
IV. Knots in ends
27: Figure-eight knot
28: Stevedore's knot
29: Heaving line knot
30: Alpine butterfly
31: Marlin spike hitch
32: Sheepshanks
V. Care of Cordage
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