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The Essential Knot Book
by Colin Jarman

With more than 100,000 copies sold, The Essential Knot Book is the most successful nautical knot book ever published. Now in full color for the first time, this deluxe twentieth anniversary edition retains the same low price as the previous edition. Special features include:

  • All of the knots, bends, hitches, whippings, and splices a boater needs to know
  • How-to-tie drawings and instructions for each
  • Multiple photos of each knot in use on boats

Contents

Acknowledgments
Some Rope Terms Explained
1 Knots, Bends, and Hitches
Reef Knot
Slipped Reef Knot
Figure of Eight
Bowline
Round Turn and Two Half Hitches
Fisherman's or Anchor Bend
Clove Hitch
Lighterman's Hitch
Sheet Bend or Becket Bend
Double Sheet or Becket Bend
Rolling Hitch on Rope
Rolling Hitch About A Spar
Figure of Eight Loop
Constrictor Knot
Surgeon's Knot
Carrick Bend
Sheepshank
Marling Hitch
Waggoner's or Trucker's Hitch
Buntline Fisherman's Bend
Spar Hitch
Sliding Figures of Eight
Stopper Knot
Bowline on the Bight
Spanish Bowline
Jury or Masthead Knot
Hunter's Bend
Coiling Hitches
Half Hitch Coil; Half Hitch Coil for Stowage; Buntline or Gasket Coil
2 Whippings
Common Whipping
West Country Whipping
Needle and Palm Whipping
Sailmaker's Whipping
Alternatives to Whipping
3 Splicing
Short Splice
Three Strand Eye Splice
Multiplait Eye Splice
Stitch and Whip Eye in Plaited Rope
Laid Core Eye Splice
Braid on Braid Eye Splice
High Tech, Low Stretch
Flemish Wire Eye Splice
Multiplait to Chain Splice
Index