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The Arts of the Sailor: Knotting, Splicing and Ropework (Dover Maritime)

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ISBN13: 9780486264400
ISBN10: 0486264408
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Over 150 years ago, the skills needed to operate a merchant sailing vessel were many and varied. While not nearly as much in demand today as they were in the days of the Yankee clippers, these skills nevertheless remain important and necessary to today's yachtsmen and owners of smaller pleasure boats.

In this excellent handbook on basic shipboard skills, marine expert Hervey Garrett Smith offers boating and yachting enthusiasts a complete course in rigging, working, and maintaining a ship. More than 100 illustrations help the reader grasp the fundamentals and fine points of handling a ship while the author describes in detail a sailor's tools, basic knots, and useful hitches as well as the arts of splicing, handsewing, and canvas work.

Other topics equally important to safe, economical, and efficient boat maintenance and management include belaying, coiling, and stowing; towing procedures; how to make a chafing gear; and much more. Easy-to-follow instructions for fashioning decorative knots, ornamental coverings, and nettings, and even how to make a proper bucket round out this engaging and informative guide.

Packed with useful "hands-on" information conveyed in a chatty, humorous style, The Arts of the Sailor is the perfect book to keep aboard ship for study and for ready reference when the need arises. It also makes delightful reading for armchair sailors and the legions of landlubbers with an interest in the sea.

Synopsis:

Indispensable shipboard reference covers tools; basic knots and useful hitches; handsewing and canvas work, more. Over 100 illustrations. Delightful reading for sea lovers.

Synopsis:

The perfect shipboard reference, this volume is packed with useful "hands-on" information: sailor's tools, basic knots, and useful hitches; handsewing and canvas work; dozens of other topics. Over 100 illustrations.

Synopsis:

The perfect shipboard reference, this volume is packed with useful "hands-on" information: sailor's tools, basic knots, and useful hitches; handsewing and canvas work; dozens of other topics. Over 100 illustrations.


Synopsis:

Perfect shipboard reference, packed with useful "hands-on" information, covers sailor's tools, basic knots, and useful hitches; handsewing and canvas work; and dozens of other topics important to safe, economic and efficient boat maintenance. Over 100 illustrations enhance delightful narrative.

Table of Contents

I. The Anatomy of Rope and Cordage

II. Sailor's Vernacular

III. Some Sailor's Tools and Their Use

IV. Basic Knots

V. Useful Hitches

VI. The Art of Splicing

VII. Whippings

VIII. Seizings

IX. "Belaying, Coiling and Stowing"

X. The Service of Wire and Rope

XI. Hand Sewing and Canvaswork

XII. Decorative Knots

XIII. Ornamental Coverings and Nettings

XIV. Sennit Making

XV. Chafing Gear

XVI. The Technique of Reefing

XVII. Towing Procedure

XVIII. Some Notes on Cleats and Belaying Pins

XIX. The Boatswain's Chair

XX. Rope-Strapped Blocks

XXI. On the Making of Rope Mats

XXII. How to Make a Proper Bucket

XXIII. How to Make and Use a Heaving Line

XXIV. The Sailor's Ditty Bag

XXV. How to Rig Deadeyes and Lanyards

XXVI. Keeping Ahead of Trouble

  Index

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Catherine Chandler, November 15, 2013 (view all comments by Catherine Chandler)
As a novice to rope-working and knot-tying, I have found this book to be extremely helpful in my endeavors. I came across it quite by accident and am extremely happy--the language and text are easy to understand, as are the instructions and illustrations. In the short amount of time I have had this book, I have carried it with me everywhere, and loaned it to friends multiple times. Concise, to the point, and yet full of a wealth of information.
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Catherine Chandler, November 15, 2013 (view all comments by Catherine Chandler)
As a novice to rope-working and knot-tying, I have found this book to be extremely helpful in my endeavors. I came across it quite by accident and am extremely happy--the language and text are easy to understand, as are the instructions and illustrations. In the short amount of time I have had this book, I have carried it with me everywhere, and loaned it to friends multiple times. Concise, to the point, and yet full of a wealth of information.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486264400
Author:
Smith, Hervey Garrett
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Health and physical education
Subject:
Boating
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - General
Subject:
Yachts and yachting
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - History
Subject:
Yachting
Subject:
Marline spike seamanship.
Subject:
Nautical-Ships and Ship History
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Maritime
Series Volume:
9311, 9381
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.59 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Indispensable shipboard reference covers tools; basic knots and useful hitches; handsewing and canvas work, more. Over 100 illustrations. Delightful reading for sea lovers.

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The perfect shipboard reference, this volume is packed with useful "hands-on" information: sailor's tools, basic knots, and useful hitches; handsewing and canvas work; dozens of other topics. Over 100 illustrations.

"Synopsis" by ,
The perfect shipboard reference, this volume is packed with useful "hands-on" information: sailor's tools, basic knots, and useful hitches; handsewing and canvas work; dozens of other topics. Over 100 illustrations.


"Synopsis" by ,
Perfect shipboard reference, packed with useful "hands-on" information, covers sailor's tools, basic knots, and useful hitches; handsewing and canvas work; and dozens of other topics important to safe, economic and efficient boat maintenance. Over 100 illustrations enhance delightful narrative.

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