The Essential Knot Book
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing, 1987 - 96 pages
Here are 43 of the most important knots & splices any boater needs to secure docklines, mainsheets, halyards, awning ties, dinghies, & reef points-all clearly illustrated with photos & drawings showing how to ties them, & when & where to use them.
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Round Turn and Two Half Hitches
Rolling Hitch About A Spar
Buntline Fishermans Bend
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