From the Back Cover
"The Splicing Handbook
is particularly helpful in explaining and showing with simple, straightforward illustrations how to manage the bewildering array of new rope materials and weaves." Down East
"Here's a book you can read for the pleasure of knowing how splicing is accomplished. It is also a reference book that you and your crew can review when tackling a . . . specialty splicing job." Shoreline
The only reference devoted entirely to splicing today's ropes, this new and expanded edition includes step-by-step illustrations and explanations for the most useful and popular splices in traditional twisted and modern braided ropes. Now covers eery kind of splicing project a boater is likely to encounter, including modern cordage such as Spectra, and wire and rope-to-wire splices.
About the Author
Barbara Merry is a marine rope specialist with over twenty years' experience in the splicing trade. She has worked on projects for boats of all sizes, from small traditional sailing craft to commercial fishing vessels and US Coast Guard cutters. She has taught at the WoodenBoat School and written on rope and rope technology for WoodenBoat magazine. She lives in the USA. John Darwin is a rope design and engineering consultant for New England Rope.
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