The Book of Sailing Knots

How to Tie and Correctly Use Over 50 Essential Knots

Author: Peter Owen

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781493036745

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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In recent years, sailing has undergone some revolutionary changes: Satellites and autopilots are now used for navigation. Artificial-fiber and wire ropes have nearly replaced natural-fiber ropes. But when it comes to decorative knotting, natural fiber is still the favored choice. This book is tops when it comes to learning how to master tying the most common sailing knots. With color illustrations and step-by-step instructions, the author explains how to correctly tie and use more than fifty knots―including stopper knots, bends, loops, and hitches―and in which situations each one is most useful.

Nautical Knots Illustrated

Author: Paul H H Snyder,Arthur FF Snyder

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071708901

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

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"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.

Sailing

The Basics: The Book That Has Launched Thousands

Author: Dave Franzel

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493029819

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

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Quickly and easily master the sailing fundamentals you'll need to get out on the water.

The Knot Bible

The Complete Guide to Knots and Their Uses

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140815899X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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The complete and definitive bible of knots for seafarers. 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 show how to tie each knot, and demonstrate how they can be used, such as in the rigging or for tying boats up. Interesting knot know-how sections give extra information about the knot's history, plus helpful tips and techniques, including choosing the right rope for the right task and using the right knot. With a beautiful modern design, and highly illustrated with full colour photographs and instructive diagrams throughout, The Knot Bible remains accessible to all sailors of all levels of experience whilst still being the king of knot books.

The Field Guide to Knots

How to Identify, Tie, and Untie Over 80 Essential Knots for Outdoor Pursuits

Author: Bob Holtzman

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615192778

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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A Fasten-ating Guide to Knots for Every Adventure! The perfect knot can make any job quicker, easier, and safer—whether you need to build a shelter, tether a horse, rappel down a cliff, or moor a boat. In The Field Guide to Knots, veteran outdoorsman Bob Holtzman helps you: Select and tie the right knot for any task Identify and untie existing knots Choose and maintain your rope, and more! With more than 80 time-tested knots and more than 600 color photos, this Field Guide is indispensible for backpackers, climbers, sailors, anglers, hunters, equestrians—and anyone else who’s ever needed to change a sail, reposition a climbing rope, or splice a tent pole!

Fifty Places to Sail Before You Die

Sailing Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

Author: Chris Santella

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 161312063X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Landlubbers joke that sailors are always wanting to head off to the ends of the earth, but Chris Santella takes that life-changing desire very seriously. In this, the third installment in his immensely successful ôFifty Placesö series, Santella assembles a crew of the worldÆs greatest championship racers and professional adventurers and persuades them to disclose their favorite destinations around the globe. Interviewees include some of the best-known men and women in the sport: Tom Whidden and Gary Jobson (members of the winning 1987 AmericaÆs Cup crew), Jeff Johnstone (of J-Boats), award-winning sailing writer Lin Pardy, and many others. The amazingly diverse places theyÆve selected range from clubby East Coast ports (Marblehead, Annapolis), to idyllic tropical refuges (Ilha Grande, Brazil; the Polynesian atoll of Mopelia), to some of the most hair-raisingly treacherous waters on earth (Cape Horn). Coastlines around the worldùeven Antarctica and the Arcticùare represented, and the chosen spots include some spectacular inland waters, such as the Bras dÆOr Lakes and the North Channel of Lake Huron. For each of the 50 places, the sailor recommending the venue spins an entertaining yarn about his or her experience there, and each description is accompanied by a make you want to go there now photograph.

Sailing Fundamentals

Author: Gary Jobson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439136782

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, with over 150 line drawings and photographs. Written by America’s foremost instructional authority, the new edition of Sailing Fundamentals combines the training programs of the American Sailing Association and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. The official learn-to-sail manual of the American Sailing Association, it is also used in the programs of many yacht clubs, colleges, and sailing groups. Unlike most introductory sailing books, which reflect the biases and idiosyncrasies of their authors, Sailing Fundamentals has been extensively pretested by ASA professional instructors to ensure that it offers the fastest, easiest, most systematic way to learn basic sailing and basic coastal cruising. This book covers every aspect of beginning sailing—from hoisting sail to docking and anchoring—and specifically prepares the learner to qualify for sailing certification according to international standards. Widely acclaimed author Gary Jobson has won several major races, including the 1977 America’s Cup victory as tactician aboard Courageous. He was head sailing coach at the US Naval Academy, and has conducted sailing clinics across the country.

Why Knot?

Author: Philippe Petit

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 1613124686

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

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“Mr. Petit is the perfect teacher” in this fascinating, educational volume on knot-tying—an art and science that has held civilization together (The Wall Street Journal). Philippe Petit is known for his astounding feat of daring when, on August 7, 1974, he stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the World Trade Center’s twin towers in New York City. But beyond his balance, courage, and showmanship, there was one thing Petit had to be absolutely certain of—his knots. Without the confidence that his knots would hold, he never would have left the ground. In fact, while most of us don’t think about them beyond tying our shoelaces, the humble knot is crucial in countless contexts, from sailing to sports to industrial safety to art, agriculture, and more. In this truly unique book, Petit offers a guide to tying over sixty of his essential knots, with practical sketches illustrating his methods and clear tying instructions. Filled with photos in which special knots were used during spectacular high-wire walks, quirky knot trivia, personal anecdotes, helpful tips, magic tricks, and special tying challenges, Why Knot? will entertain and educate readers of all ages. “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, musician and activist “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.” —The Wall Street Journal

The Book of Outdoor Knots

Author: Peter Owen

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781558212251

Category: Nature

Page: 139

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An exceptionally clear illustrated guide to seventy of the most common knots.

Marine Knots

How to Tie 40 Essential Knots

Author: Patrick Moreau,Jean-Benoit Heron

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006279776X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

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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. With Marine Knots, you’ll learn how to tie a variety of common knots, including: Stopper Knots Hitch Knots Lashing Knots Eyes or Closed Loops Bend Knots Longitudinal Tension Knots Whipping Knots Symbolic Knots For everyone who loves spending time on the water, Marine Knots is a reliable, invaluable guide—and the perfect accessory for popular water activities.

The Complete Book of Sailing Knots

Stoppers, Bindings and Shortenings, Single, Double and Triple Loops, Bends, Hitches, Other Useful Knots

Author: Geoffrey Budworth

Publisher: Globe Pequot

ISBN: 9781585740673

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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Sailing Knots is an invaluable guidebook for all sailors. Included are expert instructions on how to tie over 60 nautical knots; step-by-step color illustrations for every knot; and background information on the history, lore and accreditation of the knots. (7 1/2 X 10 1/4, 144 pages, photos, color illustrations, charts, icons)

Sailing: A Woman's Guide

Author: Doris Colgate

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780070067202

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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"Doris Colgate knows what women want. Well-known as a sailing role model and a confident yet gentle teacher, she writes with clarity on even the most complex sailing concepts, as well as answering often-asked questions on the safety, comfort, and social sides of sailing. Sailing: A Woman's Guide pulls it all together for the beginning sailor. Finally, an excellent book for women that both teaches and motivates. Bravo, Doris. You've opened up the sport." --Bernadette Peters, editorial director, Cruising World "It took a person with her fingers on the pulse of women aspiring to sail to write this book, and that person is clearly Doris Colgate. Sailing: A Woman's Guide is as much a source book as empowerment to women the world over desiring to become sailors." --Micca Leffingwell Hutchins, editor of SailNet "An excellent introduction to the sport of sailing. It will undoubtedly encourage many women to try this challenging, noncontact activity while enjoying the great outdoors."--Betsy Alison, Four-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year "This new series is designed to teach outdoor skills to women in the way they learn. . . . Women of all ages describe how they overcame obstacles, what they enjoyed most, or just how they felt about undertaking a new activity . . . extremely well done and appealing." --Library Journal (starred review)

The Ashley Book of Knots

Author: Clifford Warren Ashley

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: 0385040253

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 620

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

The Handbook of Sailing

Author: Bob Bond

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 0679740635

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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A guide to all aspects of sailing discusses choosing a sailboat, equipment, basic and advanced seamanship, cruising, navigation, meteorology, and safety

The Complete Sailing Manual, 4th Edition

Author: Steve Sleight

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465467130

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

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An essential reference book for sailing enthusiasts, now in its fourth edition with a foreword by quadruple Olympic gold medalist Ben Ainslie. Learn the basics of sailing, master navigation, and maintain your boat with The Complete Sailing Manual, written by instructor and former British national champion Steve Sleight. This authoritative text has clear, annotated diagrams and photographs that answer questions about any sailing situation with thorough coverage of all aspects of sailing and boat ownership. Look up how to rig a dinghy, tie basic knots, or save someone who fell overboard. Revised and updated to include the latest developments in equipment, safety, and activities, including foiling, long-distance cruising, and high-speed, apparent wind-sailing, and newest technology such as modern performance systems and electronic navigation. All rules, regulations, and best practices are also up to date. From the novice to the experienced sailor, The Complete Sailing Manual is the perfect book for anyone interested in sailing.

The Complete Book of Knots

Author: Geoffrey Budworth

Publisher: Bounty Books

ISBN: 9780753726242

Category: Knots and splices

Page: 160

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This text provides easy-to-follow instructions for selecting and tying more than 100 of the most useful knots. With knots for climbing, sailing and fishing, every knot contains information on its history and development, alternative names and its uses.

The Book of Camping Knots

Author: Peter Owen

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781558219274

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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A clear and concise handbook--essential for every camper.

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

Fourth Edition

Author: John Rousmaniere

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451650248

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

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Completely revised and updated to address changes in technology, this new edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing. Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has set the standard by which other books on sailing are measured. Used throughout America as a textbook in sailing schools and Power Squadrons, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship thoroughly and clearly covers the fundamental and advanced skills of modern sailing. This edition of Annapolis is a major overhaul. Over half the book has been revised; old topics and features have been updated, and many new ones have been introduced. The design has been modernized, and many color illustrations have been added. As big and detailed as Annapolis is, the wealth of technical information (including dozens of step-by-step instructions) is presented here in a way that is uniquely readable; it's both useful and easy to use. This is because John Rousmaniere and artist Mark Smith bring to Annapolis decades of experience both as sailors and as professional communicators. Annapolis emphasizes the standard skills and proven methods that eliminate error and confusion, ensure security in emergencies, and allow every sailor more time for enjoyment on the water. Much has changed on the water since 1983 when this book was originally published. Black buoys are now green, the Global Positioning Satellite navigation system (GPS) is almost universally used, new types of anchors and sails have appeared, safety skills and gear are vastly improved, many more women are commanding boats, and catamarans and trimarans are common where only monohulls used to sail. But for all these modern developments, the basic skills and spirit of sailing have not changed at all. Sail trimming, keeping up steerageway, maintaining the dead reckoning plot, heaving-to -- these fundamentals are as important now as ever and receive much attention here. Among the innovations in this edition are: * Basic skills in early chapters: Fundamental sailing and boat-handling skills and gear, which are introduced in chapters 1, 2, and 3. * "Hands On" segments: Three dozen special sections, each devoted to a particular seamanship problem and an expert solution. * More how-to tips: Additional rules of thumb that guide a crew quickly and successfully through seamanship problems. * New coverage of multihulls: Advice on evaluating, anchoring, and handling catamarans and trimarans under sail (including in storms). * More on emergencies: New material on emergencies, safety, and heavy-weather sailing, including a section on preparing a docked boat for a hurricane. * Equipment updates: Expanded coverage of the use and care of modern gear and hardware, including radar, GPS, rescue devices, and asymmetrical spinnakers. * Terminology: Full definition and illustration of major terms when they're first introduced, with alternative language provided in parentheses. * Gender: The use of feminine personal pronouns, which reflect the fact that more women are captaining and sailing boats than ever before. From navigation and seamanship to boat and gear maintenance, from pleasure cruising to heavy-weather sailing, here is the definitive, state-of-the-art guide that provides systematic step-by-step techniques to see you through every situation on deck and in the cockpit.

The Knot Tying Bible

Climbing, Camping, Sailing, Fishing, Everyday

Author: Colin Jarman

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781770852099

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

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A guide to tying more than 70 of the most useful and dependable knots. The Knot Tying Bible is a complete guide to selecting, tying and using a wide array of knots, useful for everything from hauling logs to securing the canoe to wrapping a present. Beginners can master the basics before progressing to the more difficult knots. Experienced rope users can enjoy new knot challenges and discoveries. Using a dual approach of photographs and written instructions explaining step-by-step how to tie knots, the book includes: A comprehensive introduction to rope Material properties of rope types How to select, care for and store all types of rope Ropeworking terms Descriptions of rope constructions and outlines of breaking strains Information and ideas for using each knot Picture icons. A "hands-on" knot directory outlines the function and formation of over 70 knots and categorizes them according to physical properties, making it easy to find the right knot for the job at hand. The knots are set out in ten chapters includes: Quick-Tie Knots: overhand knot, cow hitch, figure-eight knot Easy-release Knots: the bow knot, the reef knot Hold-Fast Knots: the surgeon's knot, Klemheist knot Sliding Knots: slip knot, trucker's hitch, running bowline Loop Knots: Englishman's loop, neck halter, angler's loop Knots for Joining Ropes: Carrick bend, double fisherman's bend Shortening Knots: chain knot and sheepshank Weight-adding Knots: Stevedore knot, monkey's fist, stopper knot Lashings: Cross lashing, parallel lashing, transom knot Decorative Knots: the Turk's head and the true lover's. Knowing the right knot to use and how to tie it can make life easier -- and safer. The Knot Tying Bible is a timeless resource that will be useful just about anywhere for just about anything. An essential purchase.