The Essential Knot Book (Seamanship Series)

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9780071566940: The Essential Knot Book (Seamanship Series)

Here are 43 of the most important knots and splices any boater needs to secure docklines, mainsheets, halyards, awning ties, dinghies, and reef points-all clearly illustrated with photos and drawings showing how to ties them, and when and where to use them.

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Completely revised and updated, the second edition of this popular and handy reference book covers all the knots, bends, hitches, whippings, and splices the mariner needs to know. It now includes the most modern high-tech rope materials and construction--including Dyneema, Spectra, and Vectran--as well as Dacron, nylon, and the other now "traditional" standards.

"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

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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

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