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The Arts of the Sailor: Knotting, Splicing and Ropework (Dover Maritime)

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Over 150 years ago, the skills needed to operate a merchant sailing vessel were many and varied. While not nearly as much in demand today as they were in the days of the Yankee clippers, these skills nevertheless remain important and necessary to today’s yachtsmen and owners of smaller pleasure boats.
In this excellent handbook on basic shipboard skills, marine expert Hervey Garrett Smith offers boating and yachting enthusiasts a complete course in rigging, working, and maintaining a ship. More than 100 illustrations help the reader grasp the fundamentals and fine points of handling a ship while the author describes in detail a sailor’s tools, basic knots, and useful hitches as well as the arts of splicing, handsewing, and canvas work.
Other topics equally important to safe, economical, and efficient boat maintenance and management include belaying, coiling, and stowing; towing procedures; how to make a chafing gear; and much more. Easy-to-follow instructions for fashioning decorative knots, ornamental coverings, and nettings, and even how to make a proper bucket round out this engaging and informative guide.
Packed with useful “hands-on” information conveyed in a chatty, humorous style, The Arts of the Sailor is the perfect book to keep aboard ship for study and for ready reference when the need arises. It also makes delightful reading for armchair sailors and the legions of landlubbers with an interest in the sea.


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Additional information

binding

Paperback

brand

Dover Publications

catalognumberlist

AL07667887

ean

9780486264400

eanlist

9780486264400, 0800759264407

edition

Reprint

isbn

0486264408

itemdimensions

850, hundredths-inches, 550, hundredths-inches, 60, Hundredths Pounds, 51, hundredths-inches

label

Dover Publications

languages

English, Published, English, Original Language, English, Unknown

manufacturer

Dover Publications

mpn

101ill.

numberofitems
numberofpages

256

packagedimensions

63, hundredths-inches, 835, hundredths-inches, 62, Hundredths Pounds, 535, hundredths-inches

packagequantity

1

partnumber

101ill.

productgroup

Book

producttypename

ABIS_BOOK

publicationdate

2012-05-11

publisher

Dover Publications

releasedate

2012-04-13

sku

9780486264400

studio

Dover Publications

upc

800759264407

upclist

800759264407

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