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A maritime expert offers boating and yachting enthusiasts a complete course in rigging, working, and maintaining a ship. 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; and dozens of other topics important to safety, economy, and efficiency. Over 100 illustrations.
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I. The Anatomy of Rope and Cordage II. Sailor's Vernacular III. Some Sailor's Tools and Their Use IV. Basic Knots V. Useful Hitches VI. The Art of Splicing VII. Whippings VIII. Seizings IX. "Belaying, Coiling and Stowing" X. The Service of Wire and Rope XI. Hand Sewing and Canvaswork XII. Decorative Knots XIII. Ornamental Coverings and Nettings XIV. Sennit Making XV. Chafing Gear XVI. The Technique of Reefing XVII. Towing Procedure XVIII. Some Notes on Cleats and Belaying Pins XIX. The Boatswain's Chair XX. Rope-Strapped Blocks XXI. On the Making of Rope Mats XXII. How to Make a Proper Bucket XXIII. How to Make and Use a Heaving Line XXIV. The Sailor's Ditty Bag XXV. How to Rig Deadeyes and Lanyards XXVI. Keeping Ahead of Trouble Index

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