The Splicing Handbook

Techniques for Modern and Traditional Ropes
Author: Barbara Merry,John Darwin
Publisher: Adlard Coles
ISBN: 9780713668469
Category: Knots and splices
Page: 160
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The Splicing Handbook is the only book devoted entirely to splicing today's rope. This edition includes step by step illustrations and explanations for the most useful and popular splices using both traditional twisted and modern braided ropes. Now also covering wire splices, rope to wire splices, core to core splices, end to end splices for semi-hollow braid, splices in Spectra and Kevlar ropes as well as splices in Dacron braid, The Splicing Handbook covers every splicing project a seafarer will ever need. A classic for the bookshelf. 'A practical guide to splicing just about any kind of rope a sailor is ever likely to encounter' The Little Ship 'This covers every splicing project a yachtsman will need' Kelvin Hughes

Reeds Splicing Handbook


Author: Jan-Willem Polman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472952766
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 128
View: 6057
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For any seafarer, splicing rope is an essential skill. But the traditional 3-strand rope is fast disappearing. So how do you splice braided rope? This is the definitive pocket-sized guide to all rope splicing techniques. Most of the techniques are quite easy to master – and also fun to do. See why splices are better – and stronger – than knots or shackles for joining or shortening rope, and follow the step-by-step photographs and clear instructions to find out how to splice efficiently. Containing step by step photos and clear instructions, this colourful and easy to follow aide memoire guides users every step of the way.

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: 9175
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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.

Marine Knots

How to Tie 40 Essential Knots
Author: Patrick Moreau,Jean-Benoit Heron
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006279776X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 112
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Learn to master dozens of knots essential for boating and all water activities with this innovative illustrated guide. Packed with helpful step-by-step instructions and beautifully detailed illustrations, Marine Knots includes forty different knots every water sportsperson—including sailors, motor boat enthusiasts, waterskiers, paddle boarders, kayakers, canoers, and more need to practice their craft or hobby safely and confidently. With Marine Knots, you’ll learn how to tie a variety of common knots, including: Stopper Knots Hitch Knots Lashing Knots Eyes or Closed Loops Bend Knots Longitudinal Tension Knots Whipping Knots Symbolic Knots For everyone who loves spending time on the water, Marine Knots is a reliable, invaluable guide—and the perfect accessory for popular water activities.

The Marlinspike Sailor


Author: Hervey Garrett Smith
Publisher: Ravenio Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: N.A
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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

The Splicing Handbook

Techniques for Traditional and Modern Ropes and Wires
Author: Barbara Merry,John Darwin
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical Press
ISBN: 9781408141977
Category: Knots and splices
Page: 256
View: 937
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The only handbook devoted to splicing today's ropes, this bestselling reference covers every kind of splicing project a boater will ever need. Featuring step-by-step illustrations and explanations for the most useful and popular splices in traditional twisted and modern braided ropes as well as wire, it covers: - how to splice high-tech, slippery, synthetic ropes such as Spectra, Dyneema and Kevlar - mainstream rope materials such as Dacron and nylon - all standard rope constructions, including solid braid, double braid, parallel core, plaited and three-strand rope - how to splice wire for shrouds and halyards, and rope to wire splices This new edition has been expanded to include a section on wire selection, new wire splices and several attractive knot and splice-based projects: rope fenders, rope cargo nets, rope ladders and rope bow puddings. There isn't a rope project on board that can't be tackled with this guide. 'Covers every splicing project a yachtsman will ever need.' Kelvin Hughes 'Aimed at the beginner, though the in-depth stuff will appeal to old hands too.' Classic Boat

Creative Ropecraft


Author: Stuart Grainger
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574091151
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 124
View: 1392
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This book is the standard work on the subject of practical and decorative knots and ropework.

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: 6696
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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 Craft of the Knot

From Fishing Knots to Bowlines and Bends, a Practical Guide to Knot Tying and Usage
Author: Peter Randall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440552509
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
View: 9919
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A treasure trove of knot instruction and lore! The Craft of the Knot introduces you to the skill and beauty of knot tying. Filled with detailed instructions, history, and lore, you'll discover a wide range of uses for ordinary rope. From camping and climbing to crafts and sailing, this charming guide also includes knot illustrations for every occasion to show you how to master any tie. Whether you want to brush up on the basics of hitches and bends, or create complex and beguiling decorative knots, The Craft of the Knot provides you with the information you need to fasten the perfect knot every time.

Sailmaker's Apprentice


Author: Emiliano Marino
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071376426
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 494
View: 3419
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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.

Knots


Author: Gordon Perry
Publisher: Whitecap Books Limited
ISBN: 9781552858233
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 319
View: 9027
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A pocket-sized guide provides step-by-step instructions for tying 120 knots.

The Ashley Book of Knots


Author: Clifford Warren Ashley
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: 0385040253
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 620
View: 5259
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Traces the history of knot tying and offers illustrated instructions for nearly four thousand different knots

The Arts of the Sailor

Knotting, Splicing and Ropework
Author: Hervey Garrett Smith
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486132684
Category: Transportation
Page: 256
View: 3432
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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.

Guitarmaking: Tradition and Technology

A Complete Reference for the Design & Construction of the Steel-String Folk Guitar & the Classical Guitar
Author: William Cumpiano,Jonathan D. Natelson
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811806404
Category: Music
Page: 387
View: 1071
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Hailed by Guitar Player magazine as "perhaps the finest book on guitars ever produced," and by Booklist as "a Rolls Royce of construction guidebooks," this impressive volume is the first book of its kind to describe in depth how both steel-string and classical guitars are actually designed and built. Over 450 photographs, drawings, and diagrams reveal in exquisite detail the hows, whys, and how-to's of the traditional craft of guitarmaking, all accompanied by fascinating historical and technical notes. A comprehensive bibliography; a list of tools, materials, and supply sources; and a full index complete this uniquely authoritative reference -- and essential acquisition -- for guitar and craft enthusiasts, woodworkers, and students of instrument making everywhere.

The Practical Encyclopedia of Boating

An A-Z Compendium of Seamanship, Boat Maintenance, Navigation, and Nautical Wisdom
Author: John Vigor
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071378857
Category: Reference
Page: 356
View: 2413
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A compendium for various boating situations. It covers seamanship and boat handling, navigation, routine boat maintenance, and boat design and building. It ranges from vital techniques - such as recovering overboard crew and measuring distances off - to useful concepts like reading the water and sky and evaluating a boat's seaworthiness.

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


Author: Brion Toss
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071849777
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 432
View: 2196
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Revised and updated—the only book you need on sailboat rigging and marlinspike arts The Complete Rigger’s Apprentice, Second Edition offers today’s marine professionals a complete, up-to-date resource on today’s rigging best practices and traditions. This expanded edition features new material on multihull rig design, how to make and use soft-shackles, and the latest information on Sta-Lok (mechanical) terminals. In addition to sharing traditional rigging methods, new techniques are taught here, for the first time, including how to work with today’s high-modulus fibers for both running and standing rigging. Continuing its tradition, this book helps you gain satisfaction and hard-cash savings from stepping your own masts, inspecting and maintaining your own rigs, and turning your own tail splices and wire eye splices. Easy-to-understand explanations demonstrate how to make hundreds of pieces of handmade gear, which saves you hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of dollars.

Sail Smart


Author: Mark Chisnell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118337336
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 104
View: 1966
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Sea Frontiers


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Oceanography
Page: N.A
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Practical Knots and Ropework


Author: Percy W. Blandford
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486148653
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 416
View: 8048
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Focusing on modern styles — many tailored to new synthetic ropes — this book untangles the secrets behind basic, joining, constricting, climber's, and many other knots. Over 290 illustrations.

Boating Information

A Bibliography and Source List
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Boats and boating
Page: 297
View: 7138
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