The Essential Knot Book [NOOK Book]

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"The book is just what it claims to be, all the essentials. Just what you need to know, done up in a neat handy package ready to put on board." -- SAILING



THE ESSENTIAL KNOT BOOK covers all the bends, hitches, whippings and splices used every day by anyone going to sea. It shows at a glance both how to tie the knot, bend or hitch, and how to use it most effectively in situ aboard. The straightforward text ...

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The Essential Knot Book

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Overview

"The book is just what it claims to be, all the essentials. Just what you need to know, done up in a neat handy package ready to put on board." -- SAILING



THE ESSENTIAL KNOT BOOK covers all the bends, hitches, whippings and splices used every day by anyone going to sea. It shows at a glance both how to tie the knot, bend or hitch, and how to use it most effectively in situ aboard. The straightforward text and excellent color photographs, coupled with QR codes linking to online video demonstrations, new for this edition, make this a very user-friendly book–a must-have if you're aboard any boat, large or small.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071822855
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 11/25/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 610,103
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

COLIN JARMAN has been a professional marine photojournalist for over 40 years and an avid sailor for well over 50 years. His interest in knots and ropework began when he started sailing and has resulted in a number of bestselling books on the subject. Colin sails his twenty-one-foot bilge keeled cruiser along England's East Coast and the Thames Estuary, exploring small creeks and remote anchorages.

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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 Knot 38
Bowline on the Bight 39
Spanish Bowline 40
Jury or Masthead Knot 42
Hunter's Bend 44
Coiling Hitches 45
Half Hitch 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
Stich 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 79
Multiplait to Chain Splice 83
Index 85
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