The Book of Sailing Knots / Edition 1

The Book of Sailing Knots / Edition 1

by Peter Owen
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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The Book of Sailing Knots / Edition 1

In recent years, sailing has undergone some revolutionary changes: Satellites and autopilots are now used for navigation. Artificial-fiber and wire ropes have nearly replaced natural-fiber ropes. But when it comes to decorative knotting, natural fiber is still the favored choice. This book is tops when it comes to learning how to master tying the most common sailing knots. With fully illustrated and step-by-step instructions, the author explains how to correctly tie and use more than fifty knots—including stopper knots, bends, loops, and hitches—and in which situations each one is most useful.

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ISBN-13: 9781599213484
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/18/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 810,617
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     6
Rope Ends     19
Seizings     27
Splicings     35
Stopper Knots     47
Bends     57
Loops     73
Hitches     89
Decorative Knots     111
Net Making     134
Glossary     138
Index of Knots     141
Personal Knot Notes     142

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