The Splicing Handbook, Third Edition: Techniques for Modern and Traditional Ropes


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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - The only reference devoted entirely to splicing today’s ropes the splicing handbook includes step-by-step illustrations and explanations for the most useful and popular splices in traditional twisted and modern braided ropes, and it covers every kind of splicing project you are likely to encounter, including modern cordage such as Spectra; mainstream rope materials such as Dacron and nylon; and wire and rope-to-wire splices.

Covers all the standard rope constructions using dacron and nylon, plaited, parallel core, and three-strand Explains how to splice wire for sailboat shrouds and halyards Shows how to make a broad range of useful onboard projects--and several that will find uses around the home as well, rope railings, including dog collars, netting, including solid braid, double braid, and lanyards.

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Splicing Modern Ropes: A Practical Handbook

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Adlard Coles #ad - Splicing that type of rope and cord is relatively straightforward. The time when every vessel going to sea made use of 3-strand rope has gone. Few people have the knowledge to splice it, or even where to start. Splicing modern Ropes is the first guide to this essential skill. Nowadays the most common type of rope used on board yachts, motorboats, dinghies, working boats and ferries is braided rope.

With this skill, and splice an extra cover on their ropes to give better grip, yachtsmen can customise their ropes, optimise their deck layout, taper their sheets for ease of handling, avoid chafe and make them last longer. Using clear, this book will guide readers through all the stages required to make strong, step-by-step photography and detailed instructions, reliable splices.

Splicing Modern Ropes: A Practical Handbook #ad - It explains why splices are better – and stronger – than knots or shackles for joining or shortening rope, and how to go about it.

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Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4/E

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - The maintenance bible for boatowners is fully updated and better than ever!If it’s on a boat and it has screws, or moving parts, wires, it’s covered in Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual. When you leave the dock with this indispensable resource aboard, autopilots, and bow thrustersspars, shaft brakes, and through-hullspumps and watermakerssteering, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on: Battery technologies, and propellersRefrigeration and air-conditioningTanks, and solar powerElectric motors and electric lightsMarine electronics, including recent developments in lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells12- and 24-volt DC systemsElectric and hybrid propulsionHow to radically improve the energy efficiency of most boatsCorrosion, inverters, antennas, wind and water generators, and lightning protectionGenerators, battery chargers, and wind vanes Stoves and heatersWinches, windlasses, and RFIDiesel enginesTransmissions, bonding, plumbing, rigging, including networking systems, and roller reefing.

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Knots, Splices and Rope Work Illustrated

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ICU Publishing #ad - Detailed instructions accompany the 156 drawings, which show how each knot, tie, or splice is formed as well as its appearance when complete. Giving complete and simple directions for making All the Most Useful and Ornamental Knots in Common Use, Seizing, Serving, Pointing, with Chapters on Splicing, etc.

Adapted for the use of travellers, yachtsmen, Campers, Boy Scouts, and All Others Having to Use or Handle Ropes for Any Purpose. The book is illustrated with 156 original cuts Showing How Each Knot, Tie or Splice is Formed and Its Appearance When Complete and a navigable table of contents. This treasury of practical and ornamental knots ranges from easy half-hitches and bow-lines to intricate rope-work projects, such as rope buckles and cask slings.

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The Arts of the Sailor: Knotting, Splicing and Ropework Dover Maritime

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Dover Publications #ad - Easy-to-follow instructions for fashioning decorative knots, and nettings, ornamental coverings, 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.

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, and useful hitches as well as the arts of splicing, basic knots, handsewing, and canvas work. Other topics equally important to safe, and efficient boat maintenance and management include belaying, economical, coiling, and stowing; towing procedures; how to make a chafing gear; and much more.

The Arts of the Sailor: Knotting, Splicing and Ropework Dover Maritime #ad - 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.

It also makes delightful reading for armchair sailors and the legions of landlubbers with an interest in the sea. Over 150 years ago, the skills needed to operate a merchant sailing vessel were many and varied.

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Marlinspike Sailor's Arts and Crafts: A Step-by-Step Guide to Tying Classic Sailor's Knots to Create, Adorn, and Show Off

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - Here are just a few projects you can create with marlinspike sailor's knots and crafts: companionway treads * gear hammock for your bunk * decorated carafe * Canvas ditty bag * Water bottle carrier * Manila doormat * Zipper pull * Swing hammock for your backyard * Key fob * Checkerboard * Reusable net shopping bag * Eyeglass case * Ring toss * and more Don’t worry if you have never worked with rope in this way before--Barbara will take you step-by-step through the process, from choosing and measuring materials to putting the final touches on your nautical project.

Discover the dozens of nautically flavored craft projects you can make with rope! you will be surprised by the fancy projects you can make with a square knot, and a decorated picture frame, or four-strand braids a dog collar, a tool grip, a double-French hitching, respectively! You can also tie the sailor's Turk's Head knot into a bracelet and morph a monkey's fist knot into a doorstop or a fun toy for your dog.

Marlinspike Sailor's Arts and Crafts: A Step-by-Step Guide to Tying Classic Sailor's Knots to Create, Adorn, and Show Off #ad - Projects are suitable for scout troops or afterschool activities as well! Marine artisan barbara merry, an expert in artistic marlinspike seamanship skills, shows you how with Marlinspike Sailor's Knots and Crafts. With the help of her expert guidance, RV, camp, you can create more than 30 ropework projects that will add a nautical touch to your boat, or home.

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Des Pawson's Knot Craft and Rope Mats: 60 Ropework Projects Including 20 Mat Designs

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Adlard Coles #ad - With this book to hand, readers will have the confidence to start making desirable objects with knots because, as Des says, this is the book that makes all other knot books work! . Full-colour illustrations, clear and practical tips on technique, and photos of the finished products mean that this book is ideal for all abilities.

Along with fascinating titbits of nautical history as background to many projects and guidance as to how they can be the starting point for many other items, Des gives step-by-step instructions on how to put these knots together to form the finished article, and advice on the size and lengths of the materials required - just as you would find in a recipe book.

Des Pawson's Knot Craft and Rope Mats: 60 Ropework Projects Including 20 Mat Designs #ad - This wonderful collection of des pawson's personal ropecraft recipes combines an expanded and now full-colour collection of projects from Des's popular Des Pawson's Knot Craft, together with 20 new and brilliant mat designs. Readers can learn how to make 60 different ropework projects, including mats, key fobs, bellropes, fenders and doorstops.

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The Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging, Second Edition

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - Continuing its tradition, this book helps you gain satisfaction and hard-cash savings from stepping your own masts, inspecting and maintaining your own rigs, and turning your own tail splices and wire eye splices. This expanded edition features new material on multihull rig design, how to make and use soft-shackles, and the latest information on Sta-Lok mechanical terminals.

Easy-to-understand explanations demonstrate how to make hundreds of pieces of handmade gear, which saves you hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of dollars. In addition to sharing traditional rigging methods, new techniques are taught here, for the first time, including how to work with today’s high-modulus fibers for both running and standing rigging.

The Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging, Second Edition #ad - . Revised and updated—the only book you need on sailboat rigging and marlinspike arts The Complete Rigger’s Apprentice, Second Edition offers today’s marine professionals a complete, up-to-date resource on today’s rigging best practices and traditions.

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Paracord Outdoor Gear Projects: Simple Instructions for Survival Bracelets and Other DIY Projects

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Fox Chapel Publishing #ad - Perfect for the beginning paracordist, it takes you step by step through all the knots and wraps you need to know. This book offers easy projects for making outdoor gear, plus practical advice on tools and materials. Discover how to use versatile paracord to create attractive and useful survival bracelets, fobs, lanyards, straps, pouches, slings, and more.

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Marine Diesel Engines: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - Marine diesel engines explains how to: Diagnose and repair engine problems Perform routine and annual maintenance Extend the life and improve the efficiency of your engine. Now updated with information on fuel injection systems, and other new diesel technologies, electronic engine controls, Nigel Calder's bestseller has everything you need to keep your diesel engine running cleanly and efficiently.

Praise for this boating classic: “The most up-to-date and readable book we've seen on the subject. Sailing world “Deserves a place on any diesel-powered boat. Motor boat & yachting “Clear, logical, and even interesting to read. Cruising world keep your diesel engine going with help from a master mechanic Marine Diesel Engines has been the bible for do-it-yourself boatowners for more than 15 years.

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Stress-free Sailing: Single and Short-handed Techniques

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Adlard Coles #ad - The vast majority of sailing yacht scenarios comprise a couple sailing the boat together, and needing to carry out all manoeuvres and activities themselves with no help from a back-up crew. Their boat handling, anchoring and mooring skills all have to be carried out both efficiently and effectively, navigation, sail handling, preferably with the minimum of physical effort to conserve energy.

But most sailing technique books assume a crew of 3 or 4, all willing to lend a hand. This book is therefore a first, addressing the most common sailing scenarios that anyone cruising will have to deal with, anchoring, original, highly effective and most importantly successfully tried and tested by the author techniques and solutions for dealing with the huge variety of essential operations on a boat – from sail setting and reefing, and providing clever, picking up a man overboard, to picking up mooring buoys in a variety of wind and tide situations, berthing and leaving a pontoon shorthanded, sailing in fog and heavy weather – and even going up the mast.

Stress-free Sailing: Single and Short-handed Techniques #ad - This book will be a godsend to anyone sailing single or shorthanded – including couples with young children who need to be supervised by one parent whilst the other runs the boat. Organised into techniques for different cruising scenarios, the book features step by step sequential photos showing exactly how to approach each situation and carry out the task in hand.

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