If you are looking to increase your knowledge of knots, splices and whippings then our range of books on knots is the perfect place to start. With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and picture guides, you'll be tying knots like a professional in no time! Whether you want to tie a knot for your rock climbing adventure, to tie your tent while camping, your boat while sailing, to tie your package, or even for your home décor and usage, etc., your ability to master the art of tying knots can be a life-saving skill that could make the difference. In this blog post, we share some of the best books for learning knots.
Featuring all the knots, hitches, bends, splices, whipping and decorative knotwork that you would find on a boat. This comprehensive bible of knots will help those who go to sea master every knot they will need. Over 200 knots are scored for strength, reliability, ease of tying (and untying) and usefulness. Step by step photographs shows how to tie each knot, and demonstrate how they can be used, such as in the rigging or for tying boats up.
All boaters need to have a repertoire of reliable knots and splices they can call upon in many situations, both onboard and at the dockside. This handy pocket guide, part of the bestselling Reeds Skipper's Handbook series, is a quick aide-memoire for experienced sailors but also provides novice sailors with all they need to know to master the most useful knots and splices they will need on a regular basis when going to sea.
Knots can be used for a variety of applications, and knowing which one to tie and how to tie it correctly is an invaluable skill for anyone involved in sailing, climbing or other outdoor activities. "Pocket Guide to Knots" provides comprehensive instructions for tying more than 100 popular knots commonly used in climbing, hiking, boating, camping and fishing.
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.
The only handbook devoted to splicing today's ropes, this bestselling reference covers every kind of splicing project a boater will ever need. Featuring step-by-step illustrations and explanations for the most useful and popular splices in traditional twisted and modern braided ropes as well as wire. There isn't a rope project on board that can't be tackled with this guide.
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 pocket-sized guide to all rope splicing techniques. 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 photography and clear instructions to find out exactly how to splice efficiently.
This treasure trove of Des Pawson's personal rope craft recipes contains projects ranging from bellropes, key fobs and fenders to mats, doorstops, knife lanyards and belts. The second edition has been expanded to include more of Des's enticing ropework projects. Along with fascinating titbits of nautical history as background to the 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 provides advice on the size and lengths of the materials required.
A beautiful book that is packed with fantastic drawings showing knotting techniques and practical projects. A treasure trove of knots, bends, plaits, netting and decorative ropework, all explained clearly and simply to enable the layman to follow in the footsteps of traditional seafarers.
Containing 20 of the most useful knots you would need on-board; these include the obvious: reef knot, sheet bend, bowline, clove hitch, etc together with the less obvious such as the carrick bend... It also has further instructions on rope handling: how to coil halyards and sheets, make up coils for stowage, handle shorelines, heaving lines, fixing winch overrides, tow dinghies and pick up moorings. With easy to follow instructions and photographs this book will ensure you'll be a professional soon!
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