Knots

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Hearst Marine Books, Jan 1, 1990 - Knots and splices - 192 pages
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From America's best-known knot authority, here is a complete and indispensable guide to more than 100 knots. Whether you want to tie lines together, lash oars in place, attach the foot of a sail to a boom, or extend a towing line, the knot you need, with variations for specific conditions, is here.

The uses, advantages, and disadvantages of every type of knot are clearly explained. The author explains how to tie each one, using concise, step-by-step instructions, all illustrated by simple, easy-to-understand line drawings. The book closes with a helpful glossary of terms.

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The most useful small knot book I've found. No wasted pages, no wasted words. Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Writer-rigger Brion Toss became obsessed with knots in the late 1960s, a preoccupation that led him to sailing and rigging. He has rigged everything from tiny daysailers to huge square-riggers. Equally at home with modern or traditional rigging, Toss continues to pursue the challenge of designing The Ideal Rig--that unique combination of details best suited to a particular boat and its particular crew. When not writing or lecturing about knots and rigging, he can be found at work at Brion Toss Rigging, his shop in Port Townsend, Washington.

Robert Shetterly lives and works in Brooksville, Maine. He got hooked on drawing at Harvard University and later taught in a one-room schoolhouse, dug clams, and worked in a fish factory to support his habit. In 1980, he left an art editor position at "Farmstead Magazine" to become a full-time freelance illustrator. He has illustrated many books, and he continues to create what he calls his own "peculiar drawings.

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