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The Marlinspike Sailor
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Foreword Introduction 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 Index

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"[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

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