Chapman Essential Marine Knots
Here is every important knot that a boater will need, exquisitely illustrated in a stay-open spiral-bound book. Starting with a fascinating history of rope and its nautical uses, the guide contains pictures of traditional ties and loops, information on all types of cord, and a glossary. It describes and explains forty knots in detail, showing each stage of the looping, complete with additional background on each knot and details about what task it can handle. As always, Chapman gives boaters an eminently practical guide.
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ESSENTIAL MARINE KNOTS
TO COMBINE TWO ROPES
TO MOOR WITH A ROPE
LOOPS THAT WILL NOT SLIP
TO SHORTEN A ROPE
SPECIAL BUT INDISPENSABLE KNOTS
aboard allow anchor back splice Batavia bight blade boat braided half hitch Brief History cable carrick bend century cleat clove hitch tied cord deck double clove hitch double-sheet bend doubled half hitches easily easy to undo eye splice Factory of Rochefort fairlead figure-eight knot foresail galleon granny knot grommet ground tackle halyards hand hangman's noose hawsers hemp hoist hull join two ropes jolts LAID LINE lark's head lashing length of rope loosen marlinespike mast metal monkey's fist mooring post multiple overhand knot overhand figure-eight loop passes pull pulley quay reef knot rigging ring ropes of different round turn Royal Rope Factory running bowline running end sailing ships sailors sheet bend shock absorber shorten simple chain simple overhand loop simple running knot sisal sliding loop slip standing end stiff rope stopper knot strands strong synthetic material tarbuck knot tighten tightly topmen twisted undone Vectran West Country whipping wood yarns