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Book - Complete Rigger's Apprentice by Brion Toss

Brion's best know book. Considered the standard text on yacht rigging procedures.

    You can find everything from block selection to rig tuning to basic knots.

    Other topics include:

    • Demystify braided rope splicing
    • Load calculations
    • Working aloft
    • Wire splicing.

    Plus everything you need to know to make your rig work. Hardcover pp 392


    $45.00

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Book - TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT - Working Rope Book 5 - Basic Braided Splices by Brion Toss TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT

TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT - Here is your key to demystifying Braided Rope Splicing.

In this volume of the Working Rope series, Brion Toss and Margie McDonald bring to you the distilled results of decades of experience with thousands of splices.

Here are the tips, techniques, and shortcuts that professionals use, along with valuable information on the characteristics of each type of rope you’ll be splicing.

There are no confusing ‘fid lengths’ here, just dimensions based on rope diameter, or on marks braided into the rope at the factory. And the purpose or every mark is explained, so you can comprehend each splice, from start to finish.

You’ll find instructions for splicing conventional ropes, like Dacron and Nylon. But this volume also covers splices for the new High-Modulus lines like Spectra and Vectran. There are even instructions for making High-Modulus rope grommets.

Make no mistake, splicing is still an art, requiring patience and dedication on the part of the splicer. But with these instructions, you’ll be taking a giant step towards mastering braided rope splicing.

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PS - Bonus Splice on page 78 of - Naked High Modulous Eyesplice. We forgot to list it in the Table of Contents...

Great splice for running and standing rigging, life lines, slings, outhauls and more...Properly done, this splice will approach 100% efficiency in strength and security.
$25.00

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Book - Ashley Book of KNOTS

The best. Also the biggest, most comprehensive collection of hundreds and hundreds of knots with nearly 7000 drawings.

The most jaw dropping gift you could give to a mariner or a knotting enthusiast.
$80.00

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Book - Knots for Boaters by Brion Toss

"A Chapman`s Nautical Guide by Brion Toss. There are a lot of knot books around, but this is the only one that focuses on those knots, new & old, which are most useful in contemporary life; takes the nature of synthetic line into account (many once useful knots just won't work under high loads in slick line); and shows knots in ways that are designed to be easy to learn and remember. Still a very good source - with all of the following and more: Basic Knots, Fancy Knots, Working Knots, Belays and 3 strand splicing. Soft cover. pp 192."
$10.00

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KnotcraftDesPawson

Book - Knot Craft

by Des Pawson 28 Ropework projects - This gem of a book will show you how to put knots together to make a very desirable object

  • binocular strap
  • bow fender
  • shackle release lanyard

    and Christian's favorite for her 1909 classic - Hitching over a plastic fender. Very classy!
    $11.00

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    Book - Creative Ropecraft

    by Stuart Grainger - Fourth Edition!

      Practical and decorative knots and ropework and more sinnit than you will every use.
        Excellent.
        $14.00

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    Book - Marlinspike Sailor

    by Hervey Garrett Smith - The classic reference for the sailor's arts in natural or synthetic rope.

    Excellent
    $17.00

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    Book - Sailmaker's Apprentice

    A guide for the self-reliant sailor.

    The best and most comprehensive book on sailmaking and sail repair to be published in a long time.

    The author describes the basics of traditional sailmaking artfully, lavishly, even passionately.
    $30.00

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    Book - Ditty Bag Book

    Brion loves this book..."you need something to carry those small tools in - so put your fancy work skills to work and make one".

    Complete, step-by-step instructions for making a ditty bag - from cutting material to size to decorative touches - and emphasizes the proper maintenance of rigging and sails using the items stowed in the ditty bag.

    Also advice on all aspect of sail upkeep and repair, including

  • clasp knives and sharpening stones
  • hand-seeming palm and beeswax
  • chafing gear and tape
  • and more...
    $15.00

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