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Pbs Marlinspike Sailor : International Marine-RMP - Hervey Smith

Pbs Marlinspike Sailor

International Marine-RMP

Paperback Published: 1st September 1993
ISBN: 9780070592186
Number Of Pages: 144

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Hervey Garrett Smith was the foremost marine illustrator of the 1950s and 1960s, and his wonderful drawings of traditional ropework quickly propelled The Marlinspike Sailor to cult classic status when it was published in 1956. With the addition of a section on modern, synthetic rope in the 1970s, its popularity has continued undiminished to this day. It teaches a few basic knots--the bowline, sheet bend, and rolling hitch, among others--and splices in three-strand and braided rope. But its real business is decorative rope and canvaswork--the traditional arts of the sailor--and here it has no equal. For a rope mat, a rope ladder, a sea chest, a ditty bag, a canvas bucket, a mast boot, and the best-looking rope fenders or heaving line in the marina, this is the book of choice.

Industry Reviews

"[Smith's] original illustrations are a marvel of clarity and charm." Cruising World "The art of creating a 'boaty' boat. If you don't have this title, now is the time to get it." WoodenBoat

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, Parcelling, 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 and Some Remarks on the Making of Baggywrinkle
Plaited Sennits Crown Sennits Rope Handles
Coachwhipping Grafting
Pointing and Hitching Cockscombing
The Sea Chest Deadeyes and Lanyards
Decorative Wall Bag Tom Crosby's Ditty Box
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, They Too Can Be Beautiful
Art and Yacht Design Synthetic
Fibres and Their Characteristics Basic Eye
Splice Standard End for End Back Splice
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780070592186
ISBN-10: 0070592187
Series: International Marine-RMP
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st September 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 21.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1