Knots and Ropework. Page two.



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  • Spot X Knots & Splices
  • Essential Knots - Cockpit Guide
  • The Really Useful Knot Book
  • Knot Tying Kit /Boating Knots
  • Boating Knots
  • Marlinspike Sailor's Knots and Crafts
  • The Knot Bible
  • Fisherman's Ultimate Knot Guide
  • Reeds Knot Handbook
  • RYA Knots, Splices and Ropework Handbook
  • Kiwi Fishing Knots
  • Teach Yourself Knots and Splices - DVD
  • Knot Companion
  • Knots & Splices
  • Knot Craft, Second Edition
  • Knots, Splices and Fancy Work
  • Knots in Use
  • Knots you need to know
  • Knots

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    SPOT X KNOTS & SPLICES.
    By Spot X 100mm x 210mm, Tear Proof - Waterproof Booklet, 23 Pages. Line drawings. Published 2004.
    Includes clearly illustrated and easy to follow instructions on how to make fast to a cleat, tie a Figure eight knot, Half hitch, Reef knot, Double sheet bend, Rolling hitch, Truckers hitch, Bowline, Clove hitch, Anchor bend, Eye splice, End splice, Plain and Sewn whipping.

    Recommendations on types of rope with anchoring and mooring tips.

    NZ$13.00 + delivery.

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    ESSENTIAL KNOTS - COCKPIT CARD.
    By R.A.Dearn. 158mm x 236mm , 2 laminated card, full colour.
    Two double sided laminated cards of crisp and clear images, printed using light-fast ink and encapsulated with a heavy duty plastic,for use in cockpit. Illustrates in full colour, on all sides, 10 of the most used knots. Clear illustrations and durable for practicality and usage. Ideal for training and instructional purposes. Handy reference for anyone on-board.

    NZ$17.50 + delivery.

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    THE REALLY USEFUL KNOT BOOK.
    ByGeoffrey Budworth. Paperback, 0.24kg, 160mm x 230mm, 96 Pages. Published 2013 (Reprint).
    All the knots you need for fastening, joining, binding, securing, belaying, hitching or tethering - at home or outdoors. The World's 60 most useful knots in one volume.

    Clear step by step illustrations for easy learning and quick reference. At-a-glance system for instant identification of the top sailing, camping, climbing, fishing and general purpose knots.

    Great for young sailors and beginners.

    NZ$20.00 + delivery.

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    KNOT TYING KIT/BOATING KNOTS.
    ByPro-knot. Plastic cards, 0.02kg, 60mm x 90mm, 5 cards, double-sided. Blue and red line illustrations. Practice Cords and Carabiner

    This knot tying kit includes one set of PRO-KNOT Rope Knot Cards, two hanks of high quality static line cord and a practice caribiner. This will allow you to practice those knots you need to know! Six cards are attached together in corner with a brass grommet. 20 essential knots cover most any rope tying situation: Bowline, Square Knot, Water Knot, Rolling Hitch, Sheet Bend (Doubled Sheet Bend too), Truckerís Hitch, Mooring Hitch, Tautline Hitch, Clove Hitch, Prusik Knot, Cleat Hitch, Sheepshank, Timber Hitch, Butterfly Knot, Buntline Hitch, Constrictor Knot, Double Fishermanís, Figure Eight Follow Through and the Bowline on a Bight.

    NZ$20.00 + delivery.

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    BOATING KNOTS.
    ByPro-knot. Plastic cards, 0.02kg, 60mm x 90mm, 5 cards, double-sided. Blue and red line illustrations. Published 2013.
    The 20 best knots to cover all boating situations. The easy to read step-by-step drawings are printed on waterproof plastic cards and are perfect for all boating requirements. Small enough and portable to carry in your pocket, hang from a hook or keep in the galley.

    Have all your knots handy when you need them, or give a set to a young sailor to carry around and practice..

    NZ$12.50 + delivery.

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    MARLINSPIKE SAILORS KNOTS AND CRAFTS.
    ByBarbara Merry. Paperback, 0.28kg, 275mm x 215mm, 101 pages. black and white illustrations. Published 2013.
    A step-by-step guide to tying classic sailors knots to create, adorn, and show off.

    More than 30 ropework projects that will add a nautical touch to your life. Barbara Merry is an internationally recognised expert in artistic marlinspike seamanship skills.

  • Learn how to tie the Turk's Head knot, square knots, net knots, the double french, zig zag and ring bolt.
  • Suitable for scout troop. after school or cadet activities
  • Easy-to-follow explanatory illustrations.

    NZ$30.00 + delivery.

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    THE KNOT BIBLE.
    ByJim Compton. Hardback, 1.06kg, 205mm x 253mm, 288 pages. full colour illustrations. Published 2013.
    This is the complete guide to knots and their uses. It shows in clear step-by-step sequences how to tie the 200 most useful konts for sailboat and powerboat owners alike. There are sections on the history of the most important knots, as well as practical information about where and when to use them. A handy fact box gives an instant measure of how strong, how secure, how difficult to tie and untie, and how useful each knot is.
    Find it all here!:
  • Hitches. There are at least 30 ways to attach a line to a fixed object. Some are strong, while others are secure. What's the difference? The answer is inside.
  • Bends. If you think a sheet bend is all you need to join two lines then think again! Sailors invented the carrick bend, the rigger's bend and others for very good reason.
  • Loops. The bowline may still be the King of Knots but its tenure is under threat. Find out which are the new loops for new ropes.
  • Decorative knots. No one should go to sea without tying at least one of these exquisite knots. A turk's head bracelet is surprsingly easy to make as is an ocean braid mat.
  • Top 10 most useful knots to know and much more....

    NZ$45.00 + delivery.

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    FISHERMAN'S ULTIMATE KNOT GUIDE.
    By. Waterproof Plastic Cards, 0.02kg,
    This 3 card (each card measures 108 x 57mm) set fits easily in a shirt or vest pocket and also folds out to a 30cm ruler. Waterproof plastic cards feature clear illustrations of 10 most popular knots: Improved Clinch, Palomar Knot, Uni Knot, Surgeonís Knot, Double Uni Knot, Perfection Loop, Dropper Loop, Surgeonís End Loop, Nail Knot and Blood Knot

    NZ$12.50 + delivery.

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    REEDS KNOT HANDBOOK.
    ByJim Whippy. Paperback, 0.14kg, 101mm x 160mm, 128 pages. full colour illustrations. Published 2011.
    This handy pocket guide contains all the most useful knots you'll need whether on board or at the dockside. Each knot is broken down into clear step-by-step illustrations, with a photo of the finished knot and background information on its strengths, weaknesses and when best to use it.
    A perfect aide-memoire for experienced sailors, and the ideal learning tool for novices.
  • Overhand knots and hitches
  • Figure-of-eight knots
  • Bowlines and bends
  • Crossing knots
  • Wrap and tuck knots
  • Other useful knots for all situations
    Whether a knot is strong under load, quick to release, works well in wet conditions or with different types of rope or cord, you will be able to select the correct knot for every situation. This book is a treasure trove of knots - small, but packed with information.

    NZ$20.00 + delivery.

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    RYA KNOTS, SPLICES AND ROPEWORK HANDBOOK.
    ByGordon Perry & Steve Judkins. Paperback, 0.75kg, 170mm x 245mm, 240 pages. full colour illustrations.
    The complete guide to knots for all knot enthusiastis and a must have for all boaters.
    This book is ideal for everybody, whether beginner or advanced, as it deals with knots and ropework from beginning to end.
    The first section deals with rope construction and maintenance, moving on to the basic knots which are essential to all boating activities. The authors then delve into blocks and tackles, lashings and bindings, splicing, and finally they move on to the more advanced, decorative knots, which are ideal for adding a unique touch to your boat, and they also make for lovely gifts.

    NZ$70.00 + delivery.

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    KIWI FISHING KNOTS.
    BySam Mossman. Landscape, spiral-bound, waterproof, 137mm x 106mm, 16 pages. Colour illustrations.
    Fish getting away? Maybe you're using the wrong knot! Well-known fishing writer Sam Mossman knows about knots. The writer of seven previous books on fish and fishing techniques, he has spent countless hours on the water testing knots and rigging techniques. This practical knowledge, added to many hours in the laboratory finding the true (rather than perceived) strength of knots, uniquelyqualifies him to compile this collection of fishing knots especially for Kiwi anglers.

    NZ$15.00 + delivery.

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    TEACH YOURSELF KNOTS AND SPLICES DVD.
    By Kevin O'Sullivan. 60 minutes running time.
    Learn how to tie the basic knots reliably and comfortably. With this DVD and your DVD remote you can teach yourself the "simple seven" most important knots. The Bowline, Sheet Bend, Figure 8, Round Turn with two half hitches, Reef Knot, Clove Hitch and Rolling Hitch - for marine and domestic uses - are taught by a professional tutor with a unique teaching system. Learn at your own speed, pausing and rewinding as you need. Includes selecting, splicing, sealing, coiling and throwing rope. Includes a section for the left-handed.

    Was NZ$36.00 + delivery.
    Now NZ$20.00 + delivery.

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    KNOT COMPANION.
    By Tim Davison & Steve Judkins, Spiral, 80mm x 223, full colour waterproof, 23 pages.
    This handy little companion shows you how to tie 11 of the more useful nautical knots, including:
  • Round turn and two half hitches
  • Clove hitch
  • Figure of eight
  • Reef knot
  • Bowline
  • Bowline on a bight
  • Sheet bend
  • Double sheet bend
  • Fisherman's bend
  • Rolling hitch
  • Whipping
  • Definitions

    NZ$20.00 + delivery.

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    KNOTS & SPLICES.
    By Steve Judkins & Tim Davison, landscape, 169mm x 114, 64 pages, full colour illustrations.
    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.
    It includes:
  • the ten knots everyone should know
  • many other useful knots
  • splices and whippings
  • how to choose the right rope for the job
  • the use of each knot
  • the benifits of each knot
  • where special care is needed

    NZ$17.00 + delivery.

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    KNOT CRAFT, Second Edition.
    By Des Pawson, . 112 pages, 140mm x 210mm, black and white diagrams.
    Knot Craft is a wonderful collection of recipes for making useful and attractive items from rope. Expanded for this edition with seven inspiring new items, the 35 projects range from key fobs, belts and napkin rings to binocular straps, bell-ropes and fenders.

    Des Pawson is the guru of knot tying. He began composing a recipe book of his ropework projects over 30 years ago; noting the finished size of each item, the materials used as well as special tricks that made the item fall right and look neat. The book presents this wealth of information and experience, aiming to give readers the confidence to start knotting and tailor the designs to suit their own needs.

    NZ$28.00 + delivery.

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    KNOTS, SPLICES AND FANCY WORK.
    By Chas. L. Spencer. 148mm x 214mm, 211 pages, black and white illustrations.
    There was a danger that much of the Fancy Work would be lost altogether. This book is an effort to preserve it.
    Of late years a false standard of smartness seems to have been set up. It consists in scrubbing decks and polishing brasswork. These are all very well but are jobs that can be done by anyone. Good rope work is a sailor's job.
    This text-book gives in detail: Whipping, Spindle Eye, Bottle Knot, Catspaw, Lashing, Plaits, Sennit, Gaskets, Grommet, Splices, Hitches, Turk's Head, Russian Mat, Double Carrick Sennit, just to mention a few of the contents.
    This grand work is amply illustrated and will be an invaluable guide to those who have the salt of the sea in them.
    A considerable amount of new material has been introduced.

    NZ$60.00 + delivery.
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    KNOTS IN USE.
    By Colin Jarman. 135mm x 215mm, 0.18 kgs, 95 pages, black and white and colour illustrations.
    A handy pocket size, it enables readers to see and understand at a glance both how to tie the knot, bend or hitch and how to use it most effectively. For this fourth edition completely new colour photographs show knots in use at sea, with ropes and lines made from the most modern materials.
    This book covers all of the most useful and practical knots, bends, hitches, whippings and splices in everyday use by anyone going to sea, and its user friendly style places it in a class of its own.

    NZ$25.00 + delivery.

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    KNOTS YOU NEED TO KNOW.
    By 'The Handy Boater'. 128mm x 180mm, 95 pages, colour illustrations. Published 2011
    This guidebook with basic seaman knots and fancy rope work is great for non-boaters and boaters alike. A wonderfully illustrated guide to knot tying. Clear step-by-step instructions will help the reader learn how to tie all the essential boating knots. Rope is an essential tool to boaters, campers, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts. Knowing the proper way to tie knots is important. With a little practice, anyone can learn how to tie the strongest knot.

    NZ$20.00 + delivery.

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    KNOTS.
    By Gordon Perry. 150mm x 200mm, 224 pages, Colour illustrations. Reprinted 2014
    Includes over 100 knots that are proven to be reliable, safe and effective when tied and used correctly. Features easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions for tying each knot. Presented in a logical and easily accessible format, with knot usage symbols for ease of reference. Includes stopper knots, loops, bends, hitches, binding and decorative knots.

    NZ$20.00 + delivery.

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