The Essential Knot Book: Knots, Bends, Hitches, Whippings & Splices

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9780071432375: The Essential Knot Book: Knots, Bends, Hitches, Whippings & Splices

Completely revised and updated, the second edition of this popular and handy reference book covers all the most useful and practical knots, bends, hitches, whippings, and splices in everyday use by mariners. It also covers the most modern high-tech rope materials and constructions, which require special knotting and splicing techniques. Each knot, bend, and hitch is described, illustrated, and photographed in actual use. With one knot per page, the user never has to turn a page while tying. Soundings magazine said, "This small book lives up to its title. It covers all the average boater will ever need." From the bowline and figure eight to the trucker's hitch and the fisherman's bend, here are the 27 knots, 5 whippings, and 12 splices every boater should know.Sailor's Gazette calls it "the first book you should reach for right after you learn to throw a clockwise hitch on a cleat."

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The third edition of The Essential Knot Book covers all the knots, bends, hitches, whippings, and splices a mariner needs to know and now they're shown in use and in full color! Modern high-tech rope materials and construction including Dyneema, Spectra, and Vectran as well as Dacron, nylon, and the other now "traditional" standards, are included.

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

"With good photographs showing each knot in actual use, clear line drawings showing step-by-step tying methods, plus large type, this small book is an excellent and surprisingly complete guide. It covers about two dozen knots that will take care of every need we have encountered in our sailing life." SAIL

"The Essential Knot Book is the first book you should reach for right after you learn to throw a clockwise turn and hitch onto a cleat. . . . This book deserves a place on the bookshelf of every serious sailor." Sailor's Gazette

"With large print and exceptionally clear drawings and photos, this small paperback lives up to its title. It cover the making and use of 27 knots, four whippings, and 12 splices all the average boater will ever need." Soundings

About the Author:

Colin Jarman (England) is an experienced sailor and is the features editor of Yachting Monthly, a British sailing magazine. Illustrator

Bill Beavis (England) a former merchant navy officer, was assistant editor of Yachting Monthly. 118 color photos and illustrations .

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