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The knot tying bible : climbing, camping, sailing, fishing, everyday
Jarman, Colin, author.
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Publication Information:
Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, 2013.

Physical Description:
224 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm
A guide to tying more than 70 of the most useful and dependable knots.
General Note:
Includes index.
Choosing Ropes and Lines -- Rope Construction -- Coiling and Storing -- Self-stopped Coil -- Buntline or Gasket Coil -- General Purpose Knots -- Overhand Knot -- Double Overhand Knot -- Clove Hitch -- Cow Hitch -- Double Slipped Reef Knot -- Cat's-Paw Hitch -- Constrictor Knot -- Swing Hitch -- Halter Hitch -- Slip Knot -- Hangman's Knot -- Running Bowline -- Sliding Figure-Eight Knot -- Carrick Bend -- Hunter's Bend -- Figure-Eight Bend -- True Lover's Knot -- Sailing Knots -- Rolling Hitch -- Heaving Line Bend -- Figure-Eight Knot -- Reef Knot (Square Knot) -- Slipped Reef Knot -- Thief Knot -- Round Turn and Two Half Hitches -- Halyard Hitch -- Buntline Hitch -- Anchor Bend -- Bowline -- Bowline Bend -- Bowline on a Bight -- Spanish Bowline -- Sheet Bend -- Double Sheet Bend -- Chain Sennit -- Stevedore Knot -- Monkey's Fist -- Shear Lashing -- Turk's Head -- Fishing Knots -- Tucked Half Blood Knot -- Surgeon's Knot -- Barrel Knot -- Turle Knot -- Englishman's Loop -- Blood Loop Dropper Knot -- Angler's Loop -- Water Knot -- Fisherman's Knot -- Double Fisherman's Knot -- Double Uni Knot -- Climbing Knots -- Prusik Knot -- Klemheist Knot -- Munter Hitch -- Figure-Eight Loop -- Man-Harness Knot -- Heaving Line Knot -- Camping Knots -- Taut-Line Hitch -- Stopper Knot -- Sheepshank -- Square Lashing -- Agricultural Knots -- Highwayman's Hitch -- Timber Hitch -- Trucker's Hitch -- Slipped Overhand Knot -- Honda Knot -- Neck Halter -- Transom Knot.
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City of Tonawanda Library VM533 .J365 2013 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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A guide to tying more than 70 of the most useful and dependable knots.

The Knot Tying Bible is a complete guide to selecting, tying and using a wide array of knots, useful for everything from hauling logs to securing the canoe to wrapping a present. Beginners can master the basics before progressing to the more difficult knots. Experienced rope users can enjoy new knot challenges and discoveries.

Using a dual approach of photographs and written instructions explaining step-by-step how to tie knots, the book includes:

A comprehensive introduction to rope Material properties of rope types How to select, care for and store all types of rope Ropeworking terms Descriptions of rope constructions and outlines of breaking strains Information and ideas for using each knot Picture icons.

A "hands-on" knot directory outlines the function and formation of over 70 knots and categorizes them according to physical properties, making it easy to find the right knot for the job at hand. The knots are set out in ten chapters includes:

Quick-Tie Knots : overhand knot, cow hitch, figure-eight knot Easy-release Knots : the bow knot, the reef knot Hold-Fast Knots : the surgeon's knot, Klemheist knot Sliding Knots : slip knot, trucker's hitch, running bowline Loop Knots : Englishman's loop, neck halter, angler's loop Knots for Joining Ropes : Carrick bend, double fisherman's bend Shortening Knots : chain knot and sheepshank Weight-adding Knots : Stevedore knot, monkey's fist, stopper knot Lashings : Cross lashing, parallel lashing, transom knot Decorative Knots : the Turk's head and the true lover's.

Knowing the right knot to use and how to tie it can make life easier -- and safer. The Knot Tying Bible is a timeless resource that will be useful just about anywhere for just about anything. An essential purchase.

Author Notes

Colin Jarman is a sailor, a writer and a photographer. He has sailed for 40 years and is the author of nine books on various aspects of sailing and seamanship, of which two on ropes and ropeworking have been top sellers. He has been a staff writer on Motor Boat and Yachting magazine and was Features Editor on Yachting Monthly before freelancing for the world's major boating magazines. He helped to launch and still writes for the only online sailing magazine, Sailing Now .

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