Knots and Splices
Even those who have difficulty tying their shoes will be able to tie Turk's heads when they follow the clear illlustrations and concise instructions given in this new book. Dozens of the most frequently used knots have been selected and explained, including reef knots, sheet bends, figure eights and more. Each knot's strengths and weaknesses are discussed and the reader will gain the important ability to select the right knot for the right situation.
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180 degrees 8-strand braid Aramid Attaching a rope B R A I D R O Bowline Clove hitch Cow hitch cut the ends double sheet bend Ě Ě E Y E S P L I C E easy handling Easy to undo Eye splice grips half hitch Heat-sealing I C K B E N D Joining two ropes long end melted rope natural fibres needle-length º º º Pass the end Polypropylene Pull tight Push the needle R O U N D T U R N A N D T W O H. A. L. F. H. I. T C H E S reef knot right to left rope end rope's round turn ſă Sailmaker's whipping second rope small loop standing stopper knot synthetic rope Take the end thickness thinner rope three tucks tight and check tucking from right unlaying whipping twine YE IN B R A I D