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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.
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)
Do you know what seamanship is? It's the art of making knots. But there's no need to board a boat to learn how to make sea knots. My First Book of Nautical Knots brings you eighteen knots to discover. Some are done in a jiffy, like the figure eight or the bowline knot; others require greater concentration, such as the slip knot or the bosco knot. Still others are so pretty that you can use them to make a jewel or a small decorative object. Ropework is an activity very popular with children, and My First Book of Nautical Knots offers beautifully illustrated step-by-step models of nautical knots that is sure to help parents and children to learn and master this craft together. As a bonus, My First Book of Nautical Knots presents the star of the playground: gimp stitching.
"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.
Featured are detailed line drawings and clear instructions on how to tie the gamut of climbing knots, explanations of the various uses of each knot, the best knots to use in specific situations, and an easy-to-use Index.
With a full range of stoppers, bends, loops, and hitches, and extensive cross references for multi-use knots, The Knack Book of Knots You Need includes more thant 450 photos and instructions for knots you need for Camping Boating Climbing Fishing Decorative Knots in Action gallery

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