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The Splicing Handbook (3rd Edition) by Barbara Merry & John Darwin (2011)

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The only reference devoted entirely to splicing today's ropes, this new and expanded edition includes step-by-step illustrations and explanations for the most useful and popular splices in traditional twisted and modern braided ropes. New additions include three new wire splices and several attractive, evocative, knot- and splice-based projects that will find useful applications on boats: rope fenders; rope chafing gear; rope cargo nets and ladders; and rope bow puddings.

Barbara Merry is a marine rope worker with twenty years of experience in the splicing trade. Founder and owner of the Marlinspike Artist in Wakefield, Rhode Island, she has worked on projects for boats of all sizes, from small traditional sailing craft and working schooners to commercial fishing vessels and U.S. Coast Guard cutters. She has taught at the WoodenBoat School and the Northeast Maritime Institute, and has written on rope and rope technology for WoodenBoat and Invention and Technology.

John Darwin, a master of rope technology, sailed in many capacities from deckhand to captain before working shoreside for a large rope manufacturer. A former rope designer, John still tests and fabricates rope.

'The Splicing Handbook is particularly helpful in explaining - and showing with simple, straightforward illustrations - how to manage the bewildering array of new rope materials and weaves.' - Down East

'Here's a book you can read for the pleasure of knowing how splicing is accomplished. It is also a reference book that you and your crew can review when tackling a ... specialty splicing job.' - Shoreline

Product Overview
Product NoCMS0017420
Weight (g)200 g
AuthorBarbara Merry & John Darwin
PublisherMcGraw Hill
Edition3rd Edition
Edition DateJan-11
Pages246
Size138 x 214 x 16mm
FormatPaperback
ISBN9780071736046
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The only reference devoted entirely to splicing today's ropes, this new and expanded edition includes step-by-step illustrations and explanations for the most useful and popular splices in traditional twisted and modern braided ropes. New additions include three new wire splices and several attractive, evocative, knot- and splice-based projects that will find useful applications on boats: rope fenders; rope chafing gear; rope cargo nets and ladders; and rope bow puddings.

Barbara Merry is a marine rope worker with twenty years of experience in the splicing trade. Founder and owner of the Marlinspike Artist in Wakefield, Rhode Island, she has worked on projects for boats of all sizes, from small traditional sailing craft and working schooners to commercial fishing vessels and U.S. Coast Guard cutters. She has taught at the WoodenBoat School and the Northeast Maritime Institute, and has written on rope and rope technology for WoodenBoat and Invention and Technology.

John Darwin, a master of rope technology, sailed in many capacities from deckhand to captain before working shoreside for a large rope manufacturer. A former rope designer, John still tests and fabricates rope.

'The Splicing Handbook is particularly helpful in explaining - and showing with simple, straightforward illustrations - how to manage the bewildering array of new rope materials and weaves.' - Down East

'Here's a book you can read for the pleasure of knowing how splicing is accomplished. It is also a reference book that you and your crew can review when tackling a ... specialty splicing job.' - Shoreline

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