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Product details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: TAB Books Inc; 2nd edition edition (1 April 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071354387
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071354387
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 273,068 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Chris Lawton on 12 Oct. 2005
Format: Paperback
A very useful book for all boaties to have and to refer to. Sensibly put together and not too technical. Good diagrams and some guided projects. Recommended.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By tragic on 10 May 2012
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I found one of the knots in the book very hard to understand - I am a qualified boatbuilder and I'm not bad at splicing. Knot in question was the Crown Knot and the description was very poor IMHO. I emailed the Author and she was unable to help explain how to do it, her exact words were that she wasn't an expert in konts and if I needed more information to seek advice from the Encyclopedia of Knots or Ashley's Book of Knots which is where she took the information from anyway! When I pressed her for an answer to my simple question her curt (and IMHO rude) reply was simply 'Good morning. I'm not an expert on knots. Have a nice day'. Why did I pay good money to buy a book on knots supposedly written by an expert on knots who isnt!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dale A. Haines TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 Oct. 2009
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I did find some of the illustrations a bit difficult to follow due to the way they were photographed and presented but overall the book does it's job
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By Roland Mc on 7 May 2013
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Excellent book, although I used slightly different teqniques for some of the splices I did on modern 12 strand line, my splice advisor at "Strings and Things" in Hamble point did not approve of all the techniques in the book
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I wanted instruction on a long splice to join two ends of 3 strand hemp rope without increasing the diameter and was surprised to find no mention in the book.
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