Knots and Splices

Knots and Splices


By (author) Steve Judkins, By (author) Tim Davison

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 164mm x 8mm | 82g
  • Publication date: 26 December 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester, England
  • ISBN 10: 0470059680
  • ISBN 13: 9780470059685
  • Edition statement: Colour ed.
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 246,508

Product description

Practical step-by-step guide to tying knots - essential information for all sailors and anyone wanting to tie knots. The book gives clear, step-by-step diagrams showing how to tie knots, splices and whippings. Each knot is shown in stages, the use for the knot is given and the good and bad points are highlighted for each knot. * How to tie the 10 knots everyone should know * Other useful knots * Splices and whippings How to choose the right rope for the right situation

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Author information

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.

Review quote

"Colour diagrams are used to show yachtsmen how to get knotted, step-by-step." (Yachting Monthly, June 2007)

Back cover copy

This beautifully-illustrated and very popular book covers the commonly-used knots and splices. Now in colour, it clearly illustrates how to tie each knot through the use of clear sequential diagrams and a step-by-step approach.Knots & Spices includes: the ten knots everyone should knowmany other useful knotssplices and whippingshow to choose the right rope for the jobthe use of each knotthe benefits of each knotwhere special care is needed.

Table of contents

Terms. Tools of the trade. Choosing a rope. Ten Knots Everyone Should Know. Round turn & Two half hitches. Clove hitch. Figure of eight. Reef Knot. Bowline. Bowline on a bight. Sheet bend. Double sheet bend. Fisherman's bend/Anchor hitch. Rolling hitch. Other Useful Knots. Carrick bend. Sheepshank. Constrictor knot. Buntline hitch. Surgeon's knot. Alpine butterfly bend. Fisherman's knot/Englishman's knot. Cow hitch. Cow hitch round turn and Prusik knot. Timber hitch. Marlinespike hitch. Man harness knot/Artillery loop. Trucker's hitch/Dolly knot. Marling hitches. Coiling a rope. Turk's head. Splices & Whipping. Eye Splice. Short Splice. Eye in braid-on-braid rope. Eye in braid-on-3-strand rope. Common whipping. Sailmaker's whipping. Heat sealing the end of a synthetic rope.