- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 2 edition (February 21, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071387978
- ISBN-13: 978-0071387972
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.2 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #636,303 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nautical Knots Illustrated 2nd Edition
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"The book's clear, sequential photographs include all the basics, including bends, splices, and line-handling tips." - Ocean Navigator "Teaches the 20 most useful knots and splices with wonderful step-by-step photographs. Almost every knot is pictured on two facing pages, so the entire sequence is right before you." - The Ensign "Its illustrations on how the knots are tied are among the best I have seen." - Mariner's Log "More than knots, [this book] is about rope and its uses on boats." - Dockside "This is a book for beginners - and a fine one at that." - Cruising Club News
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Praise for the previous edition:
"The book's clear, sequential photographs include all the basics, including bends, splices, and line-handling tips."--Ocean Navigator
"Teaches the 20 most useful knots and splices with wonderful step-by-step photographs. Almost every knot is pictured on two facing pages, so the entire sequence is right before you."--The Ensign
"More than knots, [this book] is about rope and its uses on boats."--Dockside
"Its illustrations on how the knots are tied are among the best I have seen."--Mariner's Log
A wet, pitching deck in a 20-knot "breeze" is not the place to realize you've forgotten exactly how to tie a reef knot. Whether you need to brush up on your ropework skills or you're just learning to sail, Nautical Knots Illustrated is your perfect companion. With clear, simple explanations and 295 step-by-step photographs, you'll easily learn how to tie the 20 most useful knots and splices. The bowline, reef knot, sheet bend, and clove hitch are here, of course, but so are less common gems such as the carrick bend and stevedore knot. Longtime sailors Paul and Arthur Snyder also explain the essentials of smart line handling, including how to coil halyards and sheets, fix winch overrides, tow dinghies, and pick up a mooring, as well as the best ways to handle high-tech rope materials, such as Kevlar and Spectra, in addition to Dacron and nylon.
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Second, the author(s) have given us a well written, concise and interesting presentation that is easy to read and even easier to use. The book is not big, nor is it filled with stuff you simply don't need. As an example, in one book I checked out from the library the author filled the book with what I would call "knot trivia" information. This included the history of the words used to describe or name a knot, the ways the knot was used 2000 years ago, or the reason that the knot is tied using a right-hand orientation and not a left hand one. While those things might be interesting, they also get in the way of being able to quickly learn the knots and then easily find them later when you need a refresher.