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The marlinspike sailor

Author: Hervey Garrett Smith
Publisher: Camden, Me. : International Marine, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Teaches a few basic knots: the bowline, sheet bend, and rolling hitch, among others - and splices in three-strand and braided rope. This book also covers decorative rope and canvaswork - the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hervey Garrett Smith
ISBN: 0877424128 9780877424123 0070592187 9780070592186
OCLC Number: 28338797
Notes: Originally published: Tuckahoe, N.Y. : J. De Graff, 1971.
Includes index.
Description: x, 131 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Making rope behave --
Knot, bend or hitch? --
Anyone can splice --
The short splice --
The long splice --
The stowage of rope --
How to lay up a grommet --
Whippings --
The heaving line --
Some notes of seizing --
Worming, parcelling and serving --
The running Turk's head --
The star knot --
The tack knot --
The lanyard knot --
Matthew Walker's knot --
A simple rope mat --
Ladder mat and block mat --
A Russian or walled mat --
A sword mat --
A rope ladder with a new twist and some remarks on the making of baggywrinkle --
Plaited sennits --
Crown sennits --
Rope handles --
Coachwhipping --
Grafting, pointing and hitching --
Cockscombing --
The sea chest --
Deadeyes and lanyards --
Decorative wall bag --
Tom Crosby's ditty box --
The rigger's little helper --
Wooden bilge pumps --
Palm and needle practice --
The ditty bag --
The sea bag --
The bell rope --
Wooden cleats --
Rope fenders --
Stropped blocks --
Canvas deck bucket --
Rigging a jackline --
Sail stop bag --
Some notes on the use of "taykles" --
A lanyard for a cannon --
The catboat race --
Making a mast boot --
The water jug --
Registration numbers, they too can be beautiful --
Art and yacht design --
Snythetic fibres and their characteristics --
Basic eye splice --
Standard end for end --
Back splice.
Responsibility: by Hervey Garrett Smith.

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"[Smith's] original illustrations are a marvel of clarity and charm." Cruising World "The art of creating a 'boaty' boat. If you don't have this title, now is the time to get it." WoodenBoat

 
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