The Splicing Handbook

The Splicing Handbook

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The only handbook devoted to splicing today's ropes, this bestselling reference covers every kind of splicing project a boater will ever need. Featuring step-by-step illustrations and explanations for the most useful and popular splices in traditional twisted and modern braided ropes as well as wire, it covers: - how to splice high-tech, slippery, synthetic ropes such as Spectra, Dyneema and Kevlar - mainstream rope materials such as Dacron and nylon - all standard rope constructions, including solid braid, double braid, parallel core, plaited and three-strand rope - how to splice wire for shrouds and halyards, and rope to wire splices This new edition has been expanded to include a section on wire selection, new wire splices and several attractive knot and splice-based projects: rope fenders, rope cargo nets, rope ladders and rope bow puddings. There isn't a rope project on board that can't be tackled with this guide. a€˜Covers every splicing project a yachtsman will ever need.' Kelvin Hughes a€˜Aimed at the beginner, though the in-depth stuff will appeal to old hands too.' Classic BoatTechniques for Traditional and Modern Ropes and Wires Barbara Merry, John Darwin ... One ofthe firstusesof Kevlar rope wasin a U.S. Navy floating dry dock, whereit enabled line handlersusing no power to maneuver ships preciselyasthey anbsp;...

Title:The Splicing Handbook
Author:Barbara Merry, John Darwin
Publisher:A&C Black - 2013-08-22


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