KNOTS AND ROPEWORK. Page two.




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Seamanship Education

  • Creative Ropecraft
  • Field Guide to Knots
  • 40 Knots and How to Tie Them
  • Marine Knots
  • Essential Knots - Cockpit Guide
  • Knot Tying Kit /Boating Knots
  • Boating Knots / Outdoor Knots
  • Marlinspike Sailor's Knots and Crafts
  • The Knot Bible
  • Fisherman's Ultimate Knot Guide
  • RYA Knots, Splices and Ropework Handbook
  • Kiwi Fishing Knots
  • Knot Companion
  • Knots & Splices
  • Knot Craft, Second Edition
  • Knots you need to know

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    CREATIVE ROPECRAFT.
    By Stuart Grainger. Softback. 210mm X 210mm. 0.47kg. Published 2021
    A treasure trove of knots, hitches, bends, plaits and netting.

    Creative Ropecraft is a wonderful collection of practical nautical knots and decorative ropework. Anyone tempted to try their hand at this will be able to follow the steps easily thanks to the exquisite and clear drawings.

    This fully updated edition has a foreword, revisions, and tips from knotting expert, Des Pawson

    Includes:

  • Crown and wall knots, Turk's heads, Door knockers
  • Hammocks, Mats
  • Belts, Cuff links
  • Table lamps, Rope-edged trays and much more.

    NZ$45.00 + delivery.

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    FIELD GUIDE TO KNOTS.
    By Bob Holtzman. Hardback with spiral binding. 165mm X 205mm. 0.51kg. Published 2015
    Knot-tying is an essential skill for sailors and climbers. This book is a clear guide to over 80 knots, bends, hitches, loops and lashings, helpfully grouped according to their specific uses.

    Straightforward instructions and colour step-by-step photographs are easy to follow, allowing the reader to identify, tie and untie the knots they are most likely to require.

    Includes Practice Rope

    NZ$25.00 + delivery.

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    40 KNOTS AND HOW TO TIE THEM.
    By Lucy Davidson. Hardback. 140mm X 190mm, 143 Pages . 0.35 kg.Line Drawings. Published 2018

    The book features step-by-step instructions on how to tie 40 fundamental knots, and then shows you how your new skills can be transformed into a selection of practical and decorative projects. The book is divided in four sections:Maritme, Classic, Camping, Climbing.

    Detailed instructions are complemented by smart step-by-step illustrations, which highlight the tactile quality of the material in hand. The book also includes an introduction with advice on putting together the knot lover's ultimate toolbox, alongside explanations of key terms and techniques.

    Featuring the ultimate crossover of cool craftsmanship and nifty projects, this book is the perfect gift for creative adventurers.

    NZ$25.00 + delivery.

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    MARINE KNOTS.
    By Patrick Moreau & Jean-Benoit Heron. Spiral Bound. 178mm X 210mm, 111 Pages . 0.31 kg Colour Illustrations. Published 2018
    Waterprooof Cover & Detachable Practice Rope included.

    Learn to master dozens of knots essential for boating and all water activities with this innovative illustrated guide.

    Packed with helpful step-by-step instructions and beautifully detailed illustrations, Marine Knots includes forty different knots every water sportsperson—including sailors, motor boat enthusiasts, waterskiers, paddle boarders, kayakers, canoers, and more need to practice their craft or hobby safely and confidently.

    NZ$40.00 + 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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    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), Trucker’s Hitch, Mooring Hitch, Tautline Hitch, Clove Hitch, Prusik Knot, Cleat Hitch, Sheepshank, Timber Hitch, Butterfly Knot, Buntline Hitch, Constrictor Knot, Double Fisherman’s, Figure Eight Follow Through and the Bowline on a Bight.

    NZ$22.50 + delivery.

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    BOATING/ OUTDOOR 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 and outdoor 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.
    (Note: the Knots are the same in both Images, just different packaging)

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

    NZ$15.00 + 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$35.00 + 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....

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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, Surgeon’s Knot, Double Uni Knot, Perfection Loop, Dropper Loop, Surgeon’s End Loop, Nail Knot and Blood Knot

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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$80.00 + 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.

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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$22.00 + 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$30.00 + 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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