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The Arts of the Sailor
Knotting, Splicing and Ropework

Harvey Garrett Smith

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.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.



256 pages, Paperback, B&W, 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", ©1990
Order Number: VAP444…$11.95

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