The Arts of the Sailor

Author: Hervey Garrett Smith
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486132684
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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.

The Arts of the Sailor

Author: Hervey Garrett Smith
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486264400
Format: PDF, Docs
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A maritime expert offers boating and yachting enthusiasts a complete course in rigging, working, and maintaining a ship. 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; and dozens of other topics important to safety, economy, and efficiency. Over 100 illustrations.

The Arts of the Sailor

Author: Hervey Garrett Smith
Publisher: Stone Basin Books
ISBN: 9781626542082
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Few writers, or perhaps even sailors, can rival Harvey Garrett Smith when it comes to thoroughly understanding and articulating the many traditional arts of maritime culture. Originally published in 1953, this slim but comprehensive volume is the perfect shipboard reference for modern yachters and boaters as well as any landlocked souls who dream of the sea.In this one of a kind treatise on maritime skills and practices, Smith offers a master class on how to rig, work, and maintain a ship. With over 100 illustrations accompanying Smith's salt-soaked prose, you'll have no trouble grasping the ins and outs of handling a ship, the various sailor's tools, a wide range of knots and hitches, as well as the art of splicing, hand sewing, and canvas work. Further subjects include proper coiling, stowing, and belaying techniques, proper towing procedure, net making, and decorative knot-tying.With The Arts of the Sailor in your quarters, you'll be able to handle anything the high seas can throw your way!

The Marlinspike Sailor

Author: Hervey Garrett Smith
Publisher: Ravenio Books
ISBN:
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This classic is organized as follows: Making Rope Behave Knot, Bend or Hitch? Anyone Can Splice The Short Splice The Long Splice The Stowage of Rope How to Lay Up a Grommet Whippings The Heaving Line Some Notes on Seizing Worming, Parceling and Serving The Running Turk’s Head The Star Knot The Tack Knot The Lanyard Knot Matthew Walker’s Knot A Simple Rope Mat Ladder Mat and Block Mat A Russian or Walled Mat A Sword Mat A Rope Ladder with a New Twist Plaited Sennits Crown Sennits Rope Handles Coach whipping Grafting, Pointing and Hitching Cockscombing The Sea Chest Deadeyes and Lanyards Decorative Wall Bag Tom Crosby’s Ditty Sox The Rigger’s Little Helper Wooden Bilge Pumps Palm and Needle Practice The Ditty-Bag The Sea Bag The Bell Rope Wooden Cleats Rope Fenders Stropped Blocks Canvas Deck Bucket Rigging a Jackline Sail Stop Bag Some Notes on the Use of “Taykles” A Lanyard for a Cannon The Catboat Race Making a Mast Boot The Water Jug Registration Numbers Art and Yacht Design Synthetic Fibers and Their Characteristics

Nautical Knots Illustrated

Author: Paul H H Snyder
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071708901
Format: PDF
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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.

The Yankee Whaler

Author: Clifford Ashley
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486144283
Format: PDF, ePub
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One of the finest, most colorful and definitive studies of whaling ever published. Construction and outfitting of ships, crafts and routines, hunting methods, much more. 133 halftones. 17 line illustrations. Introduction.

The Everything Knots Book

Author: Randy Penn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440522774
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Simple instructions on how to tie over 100 useful and decorative knots A well-tied knot is at once a practical tool and a work of art. With names like "hangman's noose" and "wagoneer's hitch," knots have a rich history of usefulness and an aesthetic appeal all their own. From the boat to the backyard, The Everything Knots Book provides simple instructions on how to tie knots for any situation. Written by Randy Penn, a member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers, this handy guide walks readers through the basics and offers myriad suggestions for creative uses of these knots. Mr. Penn shows readers how to: Choose the right rope and knot for the job Tie knots safely and securely Create decorative knots for clothing and accessories Practice knot-tying through games and exercises Packed with easy-to-follow instructions and clear illustrations, The Everything Knots Book makes learning this useful skill fun and easy.