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A splice gives the strongest way of attaching or joining the end of a rope to any object or to another rope. (Every knot, on the other hand, weakens a rope.) In this much-anticipated handbook, world-renowned expert Egmont Friedl guides you through modern splicing techniques with his clear directions, one-of-a-kind color diagrams, and 200+ color photos.
The book is supplemented by four-plus hours of excellent video instruction. Throughout, every type of splice is shown by
an expert climber and shipbuilder.
Learn what to know before starting to splice, then build a solid understanding and competence of modern cordage, its construction, and its fiber materials.
Egmont Friedl has over 35 years of sailing experience, including several Atlantic crossings, and is also a professional climber. He teaches seminars and workshops on modern splicing worldwide, and in 2006, Friedl made the modern soft shackle internationally known.
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A knot challenge for every day of the year. With hundreds to choose from, all colour coded by use, you can work through the book from start to finish, gradually building on your knowledge as you go, or alternatively dipping in and out for your daily knotting fix.
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Learn to tie more than 150 knots for Boating, Climbing and More..
Illustrated in full colour, easy step by step instructions. Different coloured ropes are used to clarify how the knot is constructed.
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The nature of Modern braided ropes requires different techniques to join them together or make eyes to attach to fittings. This slim volume provides a guide to the different types of braided ropes – where to use them and how to splice them for typical uses on a racing sailboat.
It provides clear easy-to-follow photographs and is splash-proof and spiral bound, which means that it is perfect to take into the dinghy park or onboard and use where you need to do your splicing.
The Spiral binding format means that it lays out flat, so you don’t have to hold it open as you follow the sequences with ropes in your hand.
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Splicing rope is an essential skill. But the traditional 3-strand rope is fast disappearing. So how do you splice braided rope?
Most of the techniques are quite easy to master – and also fun to do. See why splices are better – and stronger – than knots or shackles for joining or shortening rope, and follow the step-by-step photographs and clear instructions to find out how to splice efficiently.
Containing step by step photos and clear instructions, this colourful and easy to follow aide memoire guides users every step of the way.
This is the definitive pocket-sized guide to all rope splicing techniques.
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Ultimate guide to knots for every occasion "Knots Step by Step" is the essential guide to knowing and tying knots for every purpose. From figure-of-eights to reef knots and highwayman's hitches to monkey's fists, it includes every knot you ever thought you needed to tie, and more. The book comes with a handy rope so you can practice every knot as you learn. Covering more than 100 knots for climbing, sailing, horse-riding, survival and fishing as well as for gardening, DIY, medical and decorative purposes, the clear layout and photographs of every step will move you on from knot-tying novice in no time. You'll also learn all about the different types of knots and the fascinating stories behind how many of these came into being. "Knots Step by Step" is the ideal book to have to hand for whenever a knot is needed.
(Previously published as the "Handbook of Knots")
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For any seafarer, splicing rope is an essential skill. But the traditional 3-strand rope is fast disappearing. So how do you splice braided rope? This is the definitive guide to this crucial skill. Most of the techniques are quite easy to master – and also fun to do. See why splices are better – and stronger – than knots or shackles for joining or shortening rope, and follow the step-by-step photographs and clear instructions to find out how to splice efficiently.
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While a knot can reduce the strength of a rope by as much as 50%, a well-spliced rope loses only 5–10%. The techniques, insights and suggestions within these pages will be invaluable to all boaters, whether recreational or commercial.
NZ$45.00 + Delivery
THE ARTS OF THE SAILOR.
By Hervey Garrett Smith. Paperback, 0.30kg, 140mm x 215mm, 226 pages, Line Drawings. Published in 1990.
Over 150 years ago, the skills needed to operate a merchant sailing vessel were many and varied. While not nearly as much in demand today as they were in the days of the Yankee clippers, these skills nevertheless remain important and necessary to today's yachtsmen and owners of smaller pleasure boats.
In this excellent handbook on basic shipboard skills, marine expert Hervey Garrett Smith offers boating and yachting enthusiasts a complete course in rigging, working, and maintaining a ship. More than 100 illustrations help the reader grasp the fundamentals and fine points of handling a ship while the author describes in detail a sailor's tools, basic knots, and useful hitches as well as the arts of splicing, handsewing, and canvas work.
Other topics equally important to safe, economical, and efficient boat maintenance and management include belaying, coiling, and stowing; towing procedures; how to make a chafing gear; and much more. Easy-to-follow instructions for fashioning decorative knots, ornamental coverings, and nettings, and even how to make a proper bucket round out this engaging and informative guide.
Packed with useful "hands-on" information conveyed in a chatty, humorous style, The Arts of the Sailor is the perfect book to keep aboard ship for study and for ready reference when the need arises. It also makes delightful reading for armchair sailors and the legions of landlubbers with an interest in the sea.
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A collection of Des Pawson's personal ropecraft recipes combines an extended and now full-color collection of projects from Des's popular Des Pawson's Knot Craft, together with 20 new and brilliant mat designs.
Learn how to make 60 different ropework projects, including mats, bellropes, key fobs, fenders, and doorstops. Along with fascinating tidbits of nautical history as background to many projects, Des gives step-by-step instructions on how to put these knots together to form finished projects, and advice on the size and lengths of the materials required.
Full-color illustrationswith clear and practical tips on technique.
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This is the definitive book on knots. Here are approximately 3900 different kinds, from simple hitches to "Marlingspike Seamanship." Mr. Ashley has included almost everything there is to know about them. Precisely named and classified (some new ones for the first time officialy), they can be easily found in the big index. He tells when they appeared, something about their history, and what they are good for.
Above all, Mr. Ashley gives explicit directions on how to tie them. He describes each step simply and clearly in the text and has penned right alongside some 7000 drawings to make it still more graphic. This book and a piece of cord will open a new and chanllenging world of practical adventure to readers of all ages.
There are many distinctive features to this informal encyclopedia. Outstanding are the delightful sketches and illustrations by the author that enliven every page. Mr. Ashley, a prominent marine artist, is at his best here.
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Includes a table of knots with their uses.
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Adhesive tape and Velcro have their uses, but they have not rendered knots redundant; no technological advance ever will.
This book shows you how to tie 50 knots. Some have been chosen for their fame, some for their beauty and some because they are knots that everyone should know how to tie...
NZ$25.00 + delivery.
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