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Knots and Splices [Paperback]

Steve Judkins , Timothy Davison
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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6 Oct 2006
Practical step-by-step guide to tying knots - essential information for all sailors and anyone wanting to tie knots. The book gives clear, step-by-step diagrams showing how to tie knots, splices and whippings. Each knot is shown in stages, the use for the knot is given and the good and bad points are highlighted for each knot. * How to tie the 10 knots everyone should know * Other useful knots * Splices and whippings How to choose the right rope for the right situation

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Fernhurst Books Ltd.; Colour Ed edition (6 Oct 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470059680
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470059685
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 17.3 x 0.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 207,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Colour diagrams are used to show yachtsmen how to get knotted,
step-by-step." -- Yachting Monthly, June 2007

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The knots that everyone should know
This little book explains with clear diagrams how to tie the ten knots that everyone needs to know. It also covers a selection of other knots and how to coil, whip and splices modern and traditional ropes. An essential guide for anyone with a boat of any type. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear, concise and effective 3 Feb 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
As a novice to knots I found this book to be the perfect learning guide.
Within 20 minutes I had learned two knots and was hitching the rope to everything in sight!

The book relies on clear colour diagrams to illustrate the tying of each knot and I found these much clearer and easier to follow than other books which use photographic sequences.

Knots are accompanied by advice as to their usage and occasional hints to help identify a mis-tied knot. For splicing and more advanced knots there is also an overview of tools.

Cover the book in sticky-back plastic and keep it in your bag. It is a gem.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Knot Book ever! 13 Oct 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Contains very easy to follow step by step diagrams that make tying even the most compicated knot exceptionally easy... Especially good for Knot novices..!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compact, no nonsense book on usefull knots 15 May 2005
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Concise book 6.5" * 4.5" with clear black and white illustrations for tying knots.
Neatly laid out, with definitions of terms, info on ropes etc.
All you need and nothing more.
Nice little reference book, perhaps a little over-priced.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars KNOTS AND SPLICES 8 Jun 2010
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An excellent little book with stage by stage instructions for most knots. Very handy in its pocket size.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read 23 Dec 2009
Format:Paperback
A useful and informative guide with easy to understand instructions presented for those
who need simple instructions just by following the pictures, nicely!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good 14 Jan 2010
By Cariad
Format:Paperback
This book, although it was a lot smaller than I anticipated, was very good. The explanations and clear diagrams ensured that you could produce the 'knots and splices' with ease. The fact that one of the diagrams gives details as to how to produce a noose was a little un-nerving but I suppose it has other practical uses other than the obvious one that has been used throughout history!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Knots and splices 18 Dec 2012
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I brought this for my Grandson who is 9 years of age and a member of a cub group,He has found it very helpful and very easy to follow the instructions. So on his behalf I rated it with 4 stars
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful 4 Sep 2011
By IssyB
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Very useful and excellent to understand! I bought this for my boyfriend and he finds it extremely easy to follow and understand the different ways to tie knots, due to the lovely coloured illustrations. A must buy for people who want to work on yachts or have an interest in knots!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Elementary & limited in scope
While this book describes a small number of elementary knots, the technical introduction to ropes, their strength, construction and deterioration is too superficial to be... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Charles H. Megnin
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Present for a teenager who was very happy
Published 1 month ago by George'sMum
4.0 out of 5 stars Good compact little book illustrating a good selection of knots
Good compact little book illustrating a good selection of knots. Only reason for return is because the illustrations are on a black background which make them difficult to decipher... Read more
Published 3 months ago by KayBee
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Useful book
Published 3 months ago by Mr. Ds Duggan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It is just what I wanted and really pleased with It ō,
Published 3 months ago by ERIC CHARLTON
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful book
Very useful book, Helpful to me in finding the right knot for the job in hand. thoroughly recommend to anyone.
Published 7 months ago by John Braybrook
5.0 out of 5 stars Knotastic!
Great little book for referernce and brushing up on those boy scout skills we've all forgotten over the years!

Simply explained for simple people!
Published 8 months ago by DustBowl
3.0 out of 5 stars Learning the ropes, but limited
A bit skimpy, but has useful basic knots that are easily followed by young Scouts learning the ropes. Next time we would spend more to get a better book.
Published 8 months ago by John C
5.0 out of 5 stars A good buy
I very much like this book. It is easy to follow with simple instruction and clear diagrams and a great price.
Published 15 months ago by Firmy
5.0 out of 5 stars good book
Very good choice. Step by step guide is easy to understand and carry out. I would be glad to recommend it to anyone.
Published 15 months ago by Barry Carter
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