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The Splicing Handbook

  • Author: Barbara Merry
  • includes Step-by-Step Illustrations and Explanations for Useful Splices
  • Format: Paperback, Pages: 256, Published: November 2010, 3rd Edition
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    • The Splicing Handbook includes step-by-step illustrations and explanations for the most useful and popular splices in traditional twisted and modern braided ropes, and it covers every kind of splicing project you are likely to encounter
    • Includes splicing techniques for modern cordage such as Spectra
    • Instruction includes mainstream rope materials such as Dacron and nylon; and wire and rope-to-wire splices
    • Covers all the standard rope constructions using Dacron and nylon, including solid braid, double braid, parallel core, plaited, and three-strand
    • Explains how to splice wire for sailboat shrouds and halyards
    • Shows how to make a broad range of useful onboard projects
    • There are several splices that will also be found useful around the home, including dog collars, netting, rope railings, and lanyards
    • About the Author
      • Barbara Merry is a marine rope worker with twenty years of experience in the splicing trade
        • Founder and owner of the Marlinspike Artist, 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 Wooden Boat School and the Northeast Maritime Institute, and has written on rope and rope technology for WoodenBoat and Invention and Technology
      • John Darwin is a master of rope technology and has 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

    Publishing Information:

    • Authors: Barbara Merry and John Darwin
    • Paperback
    • Pages: 256
    • ISBN-10: 0071736042
    • ISBN-13: 978-0071736046
    • Dimensions: 8.4" x 5.6" x 0.6"
    • Publisher: P International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
    • 3rd Edition
    • Publish Date: November 2010
    WARNING: This product MAY expose you to chemicals, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and/or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

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    Item #: 050183
  • Author: Jim Whippy
  • A Handy, Instructional Pocket Guide for Tying the most Useful Nautical Knots
  • Format: Paperback, Pages 128, Published: August 2011
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    Item #: 050893
  • Author: A.Hyatt Verrill
  • Includes Dozens of Illustrations for Making the Knots Boaters Need to Know
  • Format: Paperback, Pages: 88, Published: October 2012, 2nd Edition
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