All boaters need to have a repertoire of reliable knots and splicesthey can call upon in many situations, both on board and at thedockside.
This handy pocket guide, part of the bestselling Reeds Skipper's Handbookseries, is a quick aide memoire for experienced sailors, but alsoprovides novice sailors with all they need to know to master the mostuseful knots and splices they will need on a regular basis when goingto sea. Each knot gets a double page spread with a clear photograph showingwhat the finished knot should look like, and step-by-step diagramsaccompanied by straightforward instructions about how to tie it. Helpful text also describes each knot's use, when and why to use it,how strong it is, how quickly it can be tied (and untied), and whattype and thickness of rope can be used to tie it with. This is the perfect pocket companion.