Knots and Splices

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Sheridan House, Inc., 1998 - Sports & Recreation - 64 pages
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This inexpensive, convenient, pocketsized guide is the ideal companion for sailing, camping, and all types of outdoor activities. Even those who have difficulty tying their shoes will be able to tie "Turk's heads" when they follow the clear illustrations and concise instructions given in this new book. Dozens of the most frequently used knots are explained, including reef knots, sheet bends, and figure eights. Each knot's strengths and weaknesses are discussed, stressing the important ability to select the right knot for any situation. Splicing and whipping, as well as the many different natural and synthetic ropes available, are also covered.

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About the author (1998)

Steve Judkins is a member of the international Guild of Knot Tyers. He is a professional sailing instructor and was formerly in the royal Navy, serving on HMY Brittania.

Tim Davison is a highly experienced sailor, who spends much of his time cruising the Mediterranean.

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