Nautical Knots Illustrated

  • Filename: nautical-knots-illustrated.
  • ISBN: 9780071708906
  • Release Date: 2002-02-21
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Paul Snyder
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



"Its illustrations on how the knots are tied are among the best I have seen." Mariner's Log With nearly 300 superb photographs illustrating the "ins and outs" of the 20 most useful nautical knots and splices, this reissue of the critically acclaimed Nautical Knots Illustrated will transform any beginner into a boater who knows the ropes. Each knot or splice is presented on two facing pages, and an illustrated glossary and quick-glance overview of common linehandling commands are also included.

Nautical Knots and Lines Illustrated

  • Filename: nautical-knots-and-lines-illustrated.
  • ISBN: 0070595801
  • Release Date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Paul Snyder
  • Publisher: International Marine Publishing Company



This completely revised edition of the Synders' classic Knots & Lines Illustrated teaches the 20 most useful knots & splices with step-by-step sequential photographs. Each knot receives two facing pages, so the reader never has to flip a page to figure out where to tuck the rope end next. Features a lay flat binding for easy use. The bowline, reef knot, sheetbend, clove hitch, & others are all here, of course, as well as such deliciously obscure gems as the carrick bend, the stevedore knot, & the rope-to-chain splice. Using vivid full-color photos imbued with the romance of boating, Nautical Knots & Linens Illustrated goes beyond knots to demonstrate how to coil halyards & sheets, make up gasket coils for stowage, handle docklines, heave a line, fix winch overrides, tow dinghies, & more. There is also a color gallery of knots in use on boats, making this book a pleasure to hold as well as to study.

Illustrated Navigation

  • Filename: illustrated-navigation.
  • ISBN: 1904475132
  • Release Date: 2004-10-18
  • Number of pages: 84
  • Author: Ivar Dedekam
  • Publisher: *Wiley Nautical



Provides information on navigation the traditional way using a compass as well as using such electronic equipment as GPS, radar, and a chartplotter.

Chapman Essential Marine Knots

  • Filename: chapman-essential-marine-knots.
  • ISBN: 158816277X
  • Release Date: 2004-03-01
  • Number of pages: 120
  • Author: Dominique Le Brun
  • Publisher: Hearst Books



Step-by-step illustrations and instructions explain how to make a variety of knots essential for sailing.

The Ashley Book of Knots

  • Filename: the-ashley-book-of-knots.
  • ISBN: 9780385040259
  • Release Date: 1944
  • Number of pages: 620
  • Author: Clifford Warren Ashley
  • Publisher: Doubleday Books



Traces the history of knot tying and offers illustrated instructions for nearly four thousand different knots

Why Knot

  • Filename: why-knot.
  • ISBN: 9781613124680
  • Release Date: 2014-02-07
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Philippe Petit
  • Publisher: Abrams



On August 7, 1974, Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center’s twin towers, where he performed for nearly an hour. During this history-making walk, and many others throughout his celebrated career, knots have always been indispensable components—the guardian angels protecting his life in the sky. After years of hands-on research, Philippe presents Why Knot?, a guide to tying his essential knots. Philippe’s own practical sketches illustrate original methods and clear, clever tying instructions. Photographs in which special knots were used during spectacular high-wire walks, quirky knot trivia, personal anecdotes, helpful tips, magic tricks, and special tying challenges ensure that, if you’re not already nuts for knots, Petit will transform you into a knot aficionado. Praise for Why Knot?: “In reading Philippe’s book we are cogently reminded that without the ability to secure a rope, or tether a goat, or make fast the sheets of a galley, much of the civilization that we take for granted would disappear as easily as a slipknot in the hands of a Vegas conjuror.†? —Sting “Philippe Petit is an artist of knots: We get taken and sprung free at the same time. This is a dynamic book, eclectic, fun, and practical. From Nabokov to the World Trade Center to improvised handcuffs! Wonderful.†? —Colum McCann “Read this book and pop it in your pocket. . . . One day it may save your life!†? —Melissa Leo “This is not your normal book for Boy Scouts. This is for those with a sense of poetry—the poetry and the mystery of the Bowline in the Bight, the Highwayman’s Hitch, and the Monkey’s Fist—revealed to us by a man whose life depends on ropes and knots.†? —Werner Herzog “Petit’s distinct and deeply insightful philosophy through the guise of mere knots forever binds us to surprising new joys.†? —Elizabeth Streb “The book describes, among other things, the kind of knots that held fast when was high up without a net—the ‘locked constrictor’ he used at the trade center, the ‘farmer’s loop’ he fastened to the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia in 1973, the ‘jug sling’ he cast before he walked between Avery Fisher Hall and what was then the New York State Theater in Lincoln Center in 1987.†? —The New York Times “Petit’s illustrated guide to some of his favorites, like the slipped clove hitch he used to anchor the wire on which he walked across New York’s Grand Central Terminal.... [He] carried a length of rope in his pocket in order to perform tricks at a moment’s notice. The book comes equipped with a section of cord so readers can do the same.†? —WIRED “In explaining the purpose and creation of knots, Mr. Petit earns perfect marks. Thanks to those flawless drawings, I relearned the bowline in record time.†? —Wall Street Journal “Petit, who knows how to tie 200 knots and has a knot library of 200 volumes, is a poetic and passionate instructor.†? —Boston Globe “His newest book celebrates the unsung heroes of his work: knots. This beautifully packaged hardcover comes complete with a practice rope coiled in the title’s O.†? †“ Mental Floss “Thank you for this very smart book, everyone needs one!†? —Charlie Rose “Mr. Petit is the perfect teacher. His descriptions are clear, he deploys humor frequently and he makes his points with anecdotes that are colorful and memorable. Explaining the purpose and creation of knots and thanks to those flawless drawings Mr. Petit earns perfect marks.†? —Wall Street Journal “For famed high-wire walker Philippe Petit, a well-tied knot is more than a thing of beauty—it’s a matter of life and death. The punning title of Philippe Petit’s latest book could just as easily be the maxim by which he ha

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ships and Boats

  • Filename: the-illustrated-encyclopaedia-of-ships-and-boats.
  • ISBN: 1860648398
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 431
  • Author: Graham Blackburn
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris



This comprehensive reference book is a guide to the rich variety of seafaring vessels, from rafts to racing yachts, sloops to skiffs. It contains more than 750 alphabetically arranged entries, which are cross-refenced, and is written in Blackburn's idiosyncratic style.

Sports illustrated small boat sailing

  • Filename: sports-illustrated-small-boat-sailing.
  • ISBN: 0452262720
  • Release Date: 1990-06
  • Number of pages: 243
  • Author: David Dellenbaugh
  • Publisher: N A L Trade



Starting with fundamentals, world-renowned sailors, the Dellenbaughs, take the novice sailor through rigging, trimming, steering, and much more. This precise guidebook even contains chapters on purchasing a boat and beginning racing. 225 photos.

Boating Skills and Seamanship 14th Edition

  • Filename: boating-skills-and-seamanship-14th-edition.
  • ISBN: 9780071829335
  • Release Date: 2013-06-14
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Inc. U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Assoc.
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



Learn the essentials of seamanship from one of the world's premier boating organizations Developed and refined through 40 years of Coast Guard Auxiliary training courses, Boating Skills and Seamanship is your perfect introduction to recreational boating's fundamentals. Great for beginning and intermediate powerboaters alike, it offers you the basics of choosing, equipping, and handling a small to midsize powerboat. This updated edition of the Coast Guard Auxiliary's classic boating skills manual will answer all your questions on: Selecting the right boat--whether a 10-foot skiff or a 35-foot cruiser Essential equipment, both required and recommended The latest electronic navigation Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) and private communication services, e.g., SPOT devices and others Stability and safe loading Boat handling and seamanship on coastal and inland waters Trailering a boat Navigation and the rules of the nautical road And much more! Approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), with chapter review questions and answers, Boating Skills and Seamanship is the ideal study and reference guide for anyone taking a state boating license exam or seeking better boating skills and knowledge.

The Illustrated Companion to Nelson s Navy

  • Filename: the-illustrated-companion-to-nelson-s-navy.
  • ISBN: 0811732754
  • Release Date: 2005-08
  • Number of pages: 207
  • Author: Nicholas Blake
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books



The fictional exploits of sailors in the Royal Navy have thrilled readers around the world. This title covers various aspects of the Royal Navy including the workings of the admiralty, the designs and building of ships, life on board, food and drink, discipline, seamanship, merchant fleets, and opposing navies.

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