The Splicing Handbook

Author: Barbara Merry
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472903447
Format: PDF, ePub
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The only handbook devoted to splicing today's ropes, this bestselling reference covers every kind of splicing project a boater will ever need. Featuring step-by-step illustrations and explanations for the most useful and popular splices in traditional twisted and modern braided ropes as well as wire, it covers: - how to splice high-tech, slippery, synthetic ropes such as Spectra, Dyneema and Kevlar - mainstream rope materials such as Dacron and nylon - all standard rope constructions, including solid braid, double braid, parallel core, plaited and three-strand rope - how to splice wire for shrouds and halyards, and rope to wire splices This new edition has been expanded to include a section on wire selection, new wire splices and several attractive knot and splice-based projects: rope fenders, rope cargo nets, rope ladders and rope bow puddings. There isn't a rope project on board that can't be tackled with this guide. 'Covers every splicing project a yachtsman will ever need.' Kelvin Hughes 'Aimed at the beginner, though the in-depth stuff will appeal to old hands too.' Classic Boat

The Splicing Handbook Techniques for Modern and Traditional Ropes Second Edition

Author: Barbara Merry
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780071354387
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The only book devoted completely to slicing today's ropes, this fully illustrated, step-by-step guide has been expanded and enhanced in this new edition and now covers wire splices, and splices in Spectra and Kevlar ropes as well as Dacron braid and traditional three-strand. The Splicing Handbook includes every splice project a boater will ever need.

Stage Rigging Handbook Third Edition

Author: Jay O. Glerum
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809387646
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Succinct and jargon free, Stage Rigging Handbook remains the only book in any language that covers the design, operation, and maintenance of stage-rigging equipment. It is written in an at-a-glance outline form, yet contains in-depth information available nowhere else. This fully indexed third edition includes three new parts: the first, an explanation of inspection procedures for rigging systems; the second, a discussion of training in the operation of rigging systems; and the third, essential information about the operation of fire curtains. The remaining six parts, as well as the glossary and bibliography, have been updated. This edition also contains a new preface, many new illustrations, and expanded information on Nicopress terminations. Glerum explains that four main principles make up the core of this book: know the rigging system; keep it in safe working order; know how to use it; and keep your concentration. Glerum applies these principles to all of the major types of stage rigging systems, including block and tackle, hemp, counterweight, and motorized. He describes each type of rigging, then thoroughly reviews the operating procedures and methods of inspecting existing systems.

Stage Rigging Handbook Third Edition

Author: Jay O. Glerum
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809327416
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This fully indexed third edition remains the only book in any language that covers the design, operation, and maintenance of stage-rigging equipment.

The Complete Anchoring Handbook

Author: Alain Poiraud
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071510214
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A modern, authoritative anchoring guide for sailors and powerboaters A boat swinging safely at anchor can mark the relaxing conclusion to a great day of boating or the successful completion of an essential emergency measure, while failure to anchor properly can be frustrating, inconvenient, or downright dangerous. The Complete Anchoring Handbook is your path to mastering this indispensable seamanship skill. Based on original engineering analysis--and with contributions from such international anchoring experts as Alain Fraysse and Chuck Hawley--The Complete Anchoring Handbook emphasizes the proven best gear and methods for anchoring safely in any situation with any boat, sail or power. Here’s everything you need to know, from the basics to the most advanced techniques. Poiraud and company describe: The physical forces acting on a boat, its ground tackle, and the sea bottom Why the new generation of roll-stable anchors (including the Spade, Rocna, Manson Supreme, and others) is proving superior to traditional favorites How to select and size anchors and ground-tackle components How to connect those components without introducing weak points in your ground-tackle system