The Marlinspike Sailor

Author: Hervey Garrett Smith
Publisher: Ravenio Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: N.A
View: 8747
This classic is organized as follows: 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, Parceling 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 Plaited Sennits Crown Sennits Rope Handles Coach whipping Grafting, Pointing and Hitching Cockscombing The Sea Chest Deadeyes and Lanyards Decorative Wall Bag Tom Crosby’s Ditty Sox 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 Art and Yacht Design Synthetic Fibers and Their Characteristics

Marlinspike Sailor's Arts and Crafts

A Step-by-Step Guide to Tying Classic Sailor's Knots to Create, Adorn, and Show Off
Author: Barbara Merry
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071789987
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 112
View: 6159
Helps you learn how to make all manner of cool, sailorly items: hammocks, block mats, companion way or stair treads, sailor's bracelets, hammock bags for carrying fruits, and more, tool covers, stanchion or porch railing covers, decorated grommets for hanging towels, water bottle or wine carafe covers.

The Arts of the Sailor

Knotting, Splicing and Ropework
Author: Hervey Garrett Smith
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486132684
Category: Transportation
Page: 256
View: 7113
The perfect shipboard reference, this volume is packed with useful "hands-on" information: sailor's tools, basic knots, and useful hitches; handsewing and canvas work; dozens of other topics. Over 100 illustrations.

Creative Ropecraft

Author: Stuart Grainger
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574091151
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 124
View: 6593
This book is the standard work on the subject of practical and decorative knots and ropework.

The Ashley Book of Knots

Author: Clifford Warren Ashley
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: 0385040253
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 620
View: 6157
Traces the history of knot tying and offers illustrated instructions for nearly four thousand different knots

Encyclopedia of Knots and Fancy Rope Work

Author: Raoul Graumont,John J. Hensel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781494122751
Page: 682
View: 4151
This is a new release of the original 1943 edition.

The Ditty Bag Book

A Guide for Sailors
Author: Frank Rosenow
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616081872
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 127
View: 4950
No sailor should leave the dock without this book!

The Small-boat Sailor's Bible

Author: Hervey Garrett Smith,Theodore A. Jones
Publisher: Main Street Books
Category: Sailing.
Page: 152
View: 2445
Guidelines on the selection, maintenance, and use of a sailboat accompanies data on racing and water safety

The Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging

Author: Brion Toss
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071791574
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 392
View: 8505
Combining and updating the renowned Rigger's Apprentice and Rigger's Locker, meets the changing face of modern materials and technology while remaining true to rigging's best traditional principles and practices. It's much more than a knot book, though the knots a sailor needs are all here. It's a book for sailors who want the satisfaction and hard-cash savings of stepping their own masts, inspecting and maintaining their own rigs, and turning their own tailsplices and wire eyesplices. It is for boatowners who want to replace an entire gang of rigging themselves--measuring, choosing appropriate wire, turning soft eyes, leathering, and serving. It is for bluewater voyagers who want to feel secure in the knowledge that, should a shroud carry away far at sea, they will be able to repair it. The Complete Rigger's Apprentice is also a free-roaming collection of useful ideas and tips on everything from supplementing winches with block and tackle, to rigging snubbers at anchor, to using pantyhose for an emergency fanbelt. In short, it's the definitive book on the art of rigging, written by its most entertaining practitioner.

The Book of Decorative Knots

Author: Peter Owen
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781558213043
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 139
View: 6984
The Book of Decorative Knots illustrates over 60 beautiful - and functional - knots for a wide variety of purposes. This meticulously illustrated book presents each knot with clear, step-by-step line illustrations that explain each phase of the properly tied knot. 9:15 AM 9/21/01Included are lanyard knots for decorative braidwork, bowknots that make loops, 'Turk's head' knots for making decorative handgrips, button knots, sinnets, flat knots, and many, many more. (5 1/2 X 8 1/4, 144 pages, illustrations)

Des Pawson's Knot Craft and Rope Mats

60 Ropework Projects Including 20 Mat Designs
Author: Des Pawson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472922808
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 176
View: 7621
This wonderful collection of Des Pawson's personal ropecraft recipes combines an expanded and now full-colour collection of projects from Des's popular Des Pawson's Knot Craft, together with 20 new and brilliant mat designs. Readers can learn how to make 60 different ropework projects, including mats, bellropes, key fobs, fenders and doorstops. Along with fascinating titbits of nautical history as background to many projects and guidance as to how they can be the starting point for many other items, Des gives step-by-step instructions on how to put these knots together to form the finished article, and advice on the size and lengths of the materials required - just as you would find in a recipe book. Full-colour illustrations, clear and practical tips on technique, and photos of the finished products mean that this book is ideal for all abilities. With this book to hand, readers will have the confidence to start making desirable objects with knots because, as Des says, this is the book that makes all other knot books work!

Sailmaker's Apprentice

Author: Emiliano Marino
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071376426
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 494
View: 6150
With this book, anyone can learn to design, make, repair, improve, and maintain sails. Emphasizing the handwork that distinguishes the highest-quality, most durable sails, Marino tells you how to select a rig, introduces you to sail shape and theory, and then shows you step by step, with the help of 700 detailed illustrations, how to sew patches, hand sew rings, fix tears or frayed edges, and stitch seams, not to mention how to make your own sails, canvas sailcovers, and sailbags from scratch. His bias is toward sturdy sails for daysailing and cruising, built of low-tech materials you can repair with a few simple tools. But this book is more than a comprehensive apprenticeship; it is also an illustrated tour of the world's rig and sail types, both contemporary and historical - a visual feast for the sailor as well as an indispensable guide for the mariner.

The Complete Sailor, Second Edition

Author: David Seidman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071750843
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
View: 4893
This is not just an instructional book---it's an insight into a sailor's approach to the sea, boats, and the ever-changing dynamic of wind on the water "A learn-to-sail book with heart."--WoodenBoat "A real winner...a masterful blend of straightforward text with delightful and instructive illustrations. Quite simply a great primer on sailing and the world of boats for readers of all ages."--Cruising World "Teaches sailing with flair and poetry."--SAIL "A great walk-through for the novice, both entertaining and thorough."--Sailing "Sits in a class by itself. Elegantly simple, encyclopedic in scope, and a delightful reference for any novice—with lots to offer intermediate sailors, too."--Kalamazoo Gazette If you never sailed, sailed once, or have sailed for a lifetime, this book is perfect for beginners but deep enough content for those interested in going beyond basics. Revised and expanded to include racing and GPS navigation, The Complete Sailor is not just a how-to sail book, but a book that teaches you how to become a sailor. Inside you’ll find: An all-in-one, comprehensive introduction to sailing Up-to-date information on techniques and approaches offered by the changing nature of the sport Exquisite pen-and-ink illustrations Topics include: Wind Sense; Working Winds; Getting Underway; The Boat; Rigging; Sails; Under Power; Rules of the Road; Anchoring; Ropework; Marlinspike Seamanship; Emergencies; Sea and Sky; Navigation; Racing; Trailering

Des Pawson's Knot Craft

Author: Des Pawson
Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications
ISBN: 9780939837960
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 112
View: 5775
knots, splices & ropework.

The Splicing Handbook: Techniques for Modern and Traditional Ropes, Second Edition

Author: Barbara Merry,John Darwin
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780071354387
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 160
View: 5776
The only book devoted completely to slicing today's ropes, this fully illustrated, step-by-step guide has been expanded and enhanced in this new edition and now covers wire splices, and splices in Spectra and Kevlar ropes as well as Dacron braid and traditional three-strand. The Splicing Handbook includes every splice project a boater will ever need.

Boat Carpentry

Author: Hervey Garrett Smith
Publisher: Martino Fine Books
ISBN: 9781614273097
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 190
View: 1504
2012 Reprint of 1955 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This book, the first of its kind, makes clear the difference between "boat carpentry" and "house carpentry." On a boat there is hardly a straight line, in a house almost all the lines must be straight. Many tools used by the boat carpenter are almost unknown to the house carpenter. Amply illustrated, this remains a classic book on the subject. Few twentieth-century writers could equal Hervey Garrett Smith's works on the traditional arts of the sailor; none could surpass them. His descriptions of knotting, splicing, fancy work, canvas work, and the practice of marlinspike seamanship are clear, concise, and evocative. So, too, are his drawings, which are technically accurate, easy to follow, and a joy to behold.

The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor; Or, A Key to the Leading of Rigging, and to Practical Seamanship

Author: Darcy Lever
Publisher: N.A
Category: Masts and rigging
Page: 134
View: 2571

The Cruising Multihull

Author: Chris White
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070698680
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 268
View: 7000
Long typecast as the hotrods of the sea--fast but dangerous--modern cruising multihulls actually are among the safest and most comfortable cruising sailboats available. Modern multihulls offer significant advantages over single-hull sailboats: They sail faster, have more living space, they're more comfortable, more stable, they can sail safely in much shallower water, and, because their stability comes from widely spaced hulls and not from tons of lead hung off the keel, they don't sink. Given the ultimate disaster, which would you choose: A capsized yet habitable boat, floating awash, or a self-righting boat sitting at the bottom of the ocean? And multihulls are fast. A typical weekend cruiser's circle of operations might double if he switches to a multihull. A transatlantic voyage might be cut by a third. No less an organization than the U.S. Navy decided that applications requiring an extremely steady platform at sea were best suited to, of all things, a catamaran. The Cruising Multihull supplies the reader with all the latest information about design, construction, rigs, seamanship, safety, and a point-by-point rebuttal of the "accepted wisdom" concerning multihull dangers. It will help you decide whether a multihull is right for you; which multihull--cat or tri--is best for your needs; whether you should build one yourself, have one built, or buy one off the rack. And, of course, The Cruising Multihull shows you how to get the most from your boat. "I don't know of a more thorough survey of modern cruising multihulls than this book. For strangers to these boats who want to know more about them, as well as for multihull sailors eager to learn from a capable, articulate designer and sailor with his own point of view, I enthusiastically recommend The Cruising Multihull."--John Rousmaniere "Finally, a multihull voice which does not proselytize. Instead, logic and information pack the pages of Chris White's . . . The Cruising Multihull."--WoodenBoat

The Mountaineering Handbook

Modern Tools and Techniques That Will Take You to the Top
Author: Craig Connally
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071780068
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 384
View: 7431
Modern Mountaineering on Alpine Rock, Snow, and Ice If your experience as a backpacker or rock climber is drawing you higher; if the cold, remote alpine environment calls you nearer, this book is for you. The Mountaineering Handbook will teach you the skills that will take you to the top. Even if you’re already an experienced mountaineer, you’ll find detailed descriptions of the newest and most effective techniques to refine and organize your methods and equipment. The Mountaineering Handbook isn't mired in outdated traditionalism; its new-school techniques are safer, more effective, and more fun for mountaineers at every level. With constant emphasis on light, fast, and efficient mountaineering, Craig Connally shows you how to: Move quickly up and down rock, snow, and ice with appropriate safety systems Manage mountain hazards, including rockfall, avalanche, lightning, and high-altitude illness Select the best equipment for your personal style and objectives Maintain sound nutrition and training according to the most up-to-date science Understand the human factors of mountaineering--the social and psychological forces that influence critical decisions Connally’s passion for mountaineering is evident in his writing--The Mountaineering Handbook is clever, insightful, and entertaining. He intends to move mountaineering into the twenty-first century, but he’s also determined to turn the traditional how-to book on its ear by injecting personality, humor, and thoughtfulness into every page.