The Arts of the Sailor

Knotting, Splicing and Ropework

Author: Hervey Garrett Smith

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486132684

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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The perfect shipboard reference, this volume is packed with useful "hands-on" information: sailor's tools, basic knots, and useful hitches; handsewing and canvas work; dozens of other topics. Over 100 illustrations.

The Marlinspike Sailor

Author: Hervey Garrett Smith

Publisher: Ravenio Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: N.A

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This classic is organized as follows: Making Rope Behave Knot, Bend or Hitch? Anyone Can Splice The Short Splice The Long Splice The Stowage of Rope How to Lay Up a Grommet Whippings The Heaving Line Some Notes on Seizing Worming, Parceling and Serving The Running Turk’s Head The Star Knot The Tack Knot The Lanyard Knot Matthew Walker’s Knot A Simple Rope Mat Ladder Mat and Block Mat A Russian or Walled Mat A Sword Mat A Rope Ladder with a New Twist Plaited Sennits Crown Sennits Rope Handles Coach whipping Grafting, Pointing and Hitching Cockscombing The Sea Chest Deadeyes and Lanyards Decorative Wall Bag Tom Crosby’s Ditty Sox The Rigger’s Little Helper Wooden Bilge Pumps Palm and Needle Practice The Ditty-Bag The Sea Bag The Bell Rope Wooden Cleats Rope Fenders Stropped Blocks Canvas Deck Bucket Rigging a Jackline Sail Stop Bag Some Notes on the Use of “Taykles” A Lanyard for a Cannon The Catboat Race Making a Mast Boot The Water Jug Registration Numbers Art and Yacht Design Synthetic Fibers and Their Characteristics

The Ashley Book of Knots

Author: Clifford W. Ashley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571096596

Category: Knots and splices

Page: 620

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"The variety of the subject is amazing. No less than 3,854 knots and splices, hitches and hooks, beckets and toggles, sinnets and so on are described and illustrated."--BOOK COVER.

The Knot Bible

The Complete Guide to Knots and Their Uses

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,Nic Compton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408154765

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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The king of knot books - this comprehensive guide to tying every knot you will need on a boat is packed with full colour step-by-step photographs and diagrams.

The Essential Knot Book

Author: Colin Jarman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071822852

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 96

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"The book is just what it claims to be, all the essentials. Just what you need to know, done up in a neat handy package ready to put on board." -- SAILING THE ESSENTIAL KNOT BOOK covers all the bends, hitches, whippings and splices used every day by anyone going to sea. It shows at a glance both how to tie the knot, bend or hitch, and how to use it most effectively in situ aboard. The straightforward text and excellent color photographs, coupled with QR codes linking to online video demonstrations, new for this edition, make this a very user-friendly book–a must-have if you're aboard any boat, large or small.

Spars and Rigging

From Nautical Routine, 1849

Author: John M'Leod Murphy,W. N. Jeffers

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486149277

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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Important study describes every improvement made in seafaring equipment up to the mid-19th century — from anchors, bobstays, booms, and cat-head stoppers, to a flying jib, halliards, nippers, and topsail buntlines. 218 illustrations.

Around the World Single-handed

The Cruise of the "Islander"

Author: Harry Pidgeon

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486259463

Category: Travel

Page: 232

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Fascinating firsthand narrative recounts author's circumnavigation of the globe in 34-foot sailboat he built himself. Tropical islands, natives, exotic ports, storms, near-shipwreck, many other adventures. 61 photographs.

The Dinghy Cruising Companion

Tales and Advice from Sailing a Small Open Boat

Author: Roger Barnes

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408180286

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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'You will venture into the fringes of the wilderness with the minimum of simple gear, to live with it on its own terms. You will know that one of the sure ways to contentment in this life is a small boat, a fair wind, and a new coast to explore.' Dinghy cruising is a wonderful way to experience nature and new coastlines at close quarters and low cost. Sailing where larger boats cannot reach, and sleeping under canvas onboard or ashore, this is boating taken right back to the basics, and all the better for that. This guide, for all aspiring or already-enthusiastic dinghy cruisers, shows how to get started and how to expand your horizons. The information and advice is interwoven with wonderfully evocative stories of the author's adventures afloat, from idyllic weeks pottering around secluded rivers and coastlines to hair-raising voyages to remote islands. The text covers: Finding a good boat Fitting out for daysailing Boatcraft under engine and oar Mooring and anchoring Preparing for open water Out at sea Coastal navigation Dinghy homemaking Keeping comfortable and safe Illustrated throughout with inspirational colour photos and helpful illustrations, this book shows just why small boats are the perfect passport to remote and beautiful places.

Marine Knots

How to Tie 40 Essential Knots

Author: Patrick Moreau,Jean-Benoit Heron

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006279776X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

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Learn to master dozens of knots essential for boating and all water activities with this innovative illustrated guide. Packed with helpful step-by-step instructions and beautifully detailed illustrations, Marine Knots includes forty different knots every water sportsperson—including sailors, motor boat enthusiasts, waterskiers, paddle boarders, kayakers, canoers, and more need to practice their craft or hobby safely and confidently. With Marine Knots, you’ll learn how to tie a variety of common knots, including: Stopper Knots Hitch Knots Lashing Knots Eyes or Closed Loops Bend Knots Longitudinal Tension Knots Whipping Knots Symbolic Knots For everyone who loves spending time on the water, Marine Knots is a reliable, invaluable guide—and the perfect accessory for popular water activities.

Sinking of the Titanic

Eyewitness Accounts

Author: Jay Henry Mowbray

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486402987

Category: Transportation

Page: 287

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Spellbinding reports by survivors, rescuers, others of boarding the lifeboats, parting with loved ones, watching the ship sink, and drifting until rescue. Remarkable 1912 "memorial edition," published shortly after the tragedy. Rare photographs.

Marlinspike Sailor's Arts and Crafts

A Step-by-Step Guide to Tying Classic Sailor's Knots to Create, Adorn, and Show Off

Author: Barbara Merry

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071789987

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 4445

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Helps you learn how to make all manner of cool, sailorly items: hammocks, block mats, companion way or stair treads, sailor's bracelets, hammock bags for carrying fruits, and more, tool covers, stanchion or porch railing covers, decorated grommets for hanging towels, water bottle or wine carafe covers.

Sailmaker's Apprentice

Author: Emiliano Marino

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071376426

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 494

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With this book, anyone can learn to design, make, repair, improve, and maintain sails. Emphasizing the handwork that distinguishes the highest-quality, most durable sails, Marino tells you how to select a rig, introduces you to sail shape and theory, and then shows you step by step, with the help of 700 detailed illustrations, how to sew patches, hand sew rings, fix tears or frayed edges, and stitch seams, not to mention how to make your own sails, canvas sailcovers, and sailbags from scratch. His bias is toward sturdy sails for daysailing and cruising, built of low-tech materials you can repair with a few simple tools. But this book is more than a comprehensive apprenticeship; it is also an illustrated tour of the world's rig and sail types, both contemporary and historical - a visual feast for the sailor as well as an indispensable guide for the mariner.

Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century

Compilation of Work on Rigging Practices, Safety, and Related Topics

Author: Bill Sapsis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1134462654

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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From the basics of physical forces and mathematical formulas to performer flying and stage automation, Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century provides you with insider information into rigging systems and the skills you need to safely operate them. Over the past decade, the entertainment industry has witnessed major changes in rigging technology, as manually operated rigging has given way to motorized systems in both permanent and touring productions, and greater attention has been paid to standardizing safety practices. This book leads you through what is currently happening in the industry, why it’s happening, and how. Accessible for riggers and non-riggers alike, it contains details on the technology and methodology used to achieve the startling effects found in concerts and stage shows. With a foreword written by Monona Rossol, this text contains contributions from industry leaders including: Rocky Paulson Bill Gorlin Tray Allen Roy Bickel Keith Bohn Karen Butler Stuart Cox Bill Sapsis Dan Culhane Eddie Raymond Chris Higgs Carla Richters Joe McGeough Scott Fisher

The Little Book of Incredibly Useful Knots

200 Practical Knots for Sailors, Climbers, Campers & Other Adventurers

Author: Geoffrey Budworth,Jason Dalton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781510706569

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Compiled and written by two experts on the subject, this manual explains through line diagrams and step-by-step descriptions how to tie more than two hundred practical knots, grouped by construction and tying method. Every entry contains a brief introduction the history and development of the knot, its alternative names, and information on its uses and special features.

The Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging

Author: Brion Toss

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071791574

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 392

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Combining and updating the renowned Rigger's Apprentice and Rigger's Locker, meets the changing face of modern materials and technology while remaining true to rigging's best traditional principles and practices. It's much more than a knot book, though the knots a sailor needs are all here. It's a book for sailors who want the satisfaction and hard-cash savings of stepping their own masts, inspecting and maintaining their own rigs, and turning their own tailsplices and wire eyesplices. It is for boatowners who want to replace an entire gang of rigging themselves--measuring, choosing appropriate wire, turning soft eyes, leathering, and serving. It is for bluewater voyagers who want to feel secure in the knowledge that, should a shroud carry away far at sea, they will be able to repair it. The Complete Rigger's Apprentice is also a free-roaming collection of useful ideas and tips on everything from supplementing winches with block and tackle, to rigging snubbers at anchor, to using pantyhose for an emergency fanbelt. In short, it's the definitive book on the art of rigging, written by its most entertaining practitioner.

Knots

An Illustrated Practical Guide to the Essential Knot Types and Their Uses

Author: Andrew Adamides

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 1462108326

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: N.A

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Know the right knot for every situation! Whether you're tethering a canoe, hitching a horse, trying your hand at rock climbing, or just want to pick up a new skill, this conveniently-sized illustrated guide has everything you need to get started. Learn knots from the Monkey Fist to the Hunter's Bend as Andrew Adamides uses clear text and over 200 detailed illustrations to teach a complete arsenal of rope-tying techniques. This book makes knot-tying simple with: Easy step-by-step instructions Overviews of knots' histories Lists of the benefits and uses of each knot A full glossary of terms to know A fantastic reference for scouts and leaders, emergency preppers, or anyone looking to build on the basics or expand their expertise, this book is the perfect volume to round out your outdoor education.

The Nature of Visual Illusion

Author: Mark Fineman,Mark B. Fineman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486291055

Category: Science

Page: 171

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It is estimated that the human eye can discriminate among 7.5 million colors — an extraordinary number that gives a clue to the complexity and capabilities of the human visual perception system. In this fascinating, profusely illustrated study, Professor Mark Fineman explores the psychology and physiology of vision, including such topics as light and color, motion receptors, the illusion of movement, kinetic art, how we perceive size, how our eyes move, phantoms of the visual system and many other subjects. Take, for example, the simple question, "Why does the world look the way it does?" Although seemingly simple on the surface, the question is maddeningly complex on closer inspection. Why, for instance, does one object appear circular, another square, and so forth? Moreover, if we view an object on a slant, its image on the retina changes, yet the mind remains aware of the true shape of the object. Scientists are still puzzling over exactly how the eyes and the brain work together to perceive even the simplest shapes. You'll also find illuminating discussions of such phenomena as the "wagon wheel effect," i.e., the illusion that the wheels of a stagecoach, seen on film, appear to be turning in the reverse direction; or why human beings possess superb depth perception, although there is little about the structure of the eye that accounts for it. Especially interesting is the author's treatment of the processes involved in our perception of such visual illusions as the Necker cube, the Hermann grid, Poggendorff's illusion, and many more. Readers will also welcome the wealth of demonstrations included, which students can perform themselves to learn firsthand the principles involved. Arranged in nineteen concise chapters — each explaining a different visual phenomenon — this richly illustrated text offers a wonderful introduction to the field of visual perception. It will appeal to students of psychology as well as to those in such fields as art, design, and photography. Preface. Annotated Bibliography. Index. Over 100 illustrations, including 5 in full color.

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

Author: Rudolf Carnap

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140865

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Stimulating, thought-provoking text by one of the 20th century's most creative philosophers makes accessible such topics as probability, measurement and quantitative language, causality and determinism, theoretical laws and concepts, more.