Rigging & Knots

The Marlinspike Sailor (1st Edition) by Hervey Garrett Smith (1993)

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Hervey Garrett Smith was the foremost marine illustrator of the 1950s and 1960s, and his wonderful drawings of traditional ropework quickly propelled The Marlinspike Sailor to cult classic status when it was published in 1956.

With the addition of a section on modern, synthetic rope in the 1970s, its popularity has continued undiminished to this day. It teaches a few basic knots - the bowline, sheet bend, and rolling hitch, among others - and splices in three-strand and braided rope. But its real business is decorative rope and canvaswork - the traditional arts of the sailor - and here it has no equal.

For a rope mat, a rope ladder, a sea chest, a ditty bag, a canvas bucket, a mast boot, and the best-looking rope fenders or heaving line in the marina, this is the book of choice.

'[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

Product Overview
Product NoCMS0017325
Weight (g)363 g
AuthorHervey Garrett Smith
PublisherMcGraw Hill
Edition1st Edition
Edition DateSep-93
Pages131
Size206 x 274 x 13mm
FormatPaperback
ISBN9780070592186
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Hervey Garrett Smith was the foremost marine illustrator of the 1950s and 1960s, and his wonderful drawings of traditional ropework quickly propelled The Marlinspike Sailor to cult classic status when it was published in 1956.

With the addition of a section on modern, synthetic rope in the 1970s, its popularity has continued undiminished to this day. It teaches a few basic knots - the bowline, sheet bend, and rolling hitch, among others - and splices in three-strand and braided rope. But its real business is decorative rope and canvaswork - the traditional arts of the sailor - and here it has no equal.

For a rope mat, a rope ladder, a sea chest, a ditty bag, a canvas bucket, a mast boot, and the best-looking rope fenders or heaving line in the marina, this is the book of choice.

'[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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