The Splicing Handbook, Third Edition

Techniques for Modern and Traditional Ropes

Author: Barbara Merry

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 545

The only reference devoted entirely to splicing today’s ropes 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, including modern cordage such as Spectra; 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--and several that will find uses around the home as well, including dog collars, netting, rope railings, and lanyards.

The Splicing Handbook

Techniques for Traditional and Modern Ropes and Wires

Author: Barbara Merry

Publisher: Adlard Coles

ISBN:

Category: Knots and splices

Page: 256

View: 714

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. 'Covers every splicing project a yachtsman will ever need.' Kelvin Hughes 'Aimed at the beginner, though the in-depth stuff will appeal to old hands too.' Classic Boat

Stage Rigging Handbook, Third Edition

Author: Jay O. Glerum

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 764

Succinct and jargon free, Stage Rigging Handbook remains the only book in any language that covers the design, operation, and maintenance of stage-rigging equipment. It is written in an at-a-glance outline form, yet contains in-depth information available nowhere else. This fully indexed third edition includes three new parts: the first, an explanation of inspection procedures for rigging systems; the second, a discussion of training in the operation of rigging systems; and the third, essential information about the operation of fire curtains. The remaining six parts, as well as the glossary and bibliography, have been updated. This edition also contains a new preface, many new illustrations, and expanded information on Nicopress terminations. Glerum explains that four main principles make up the core of this book: know the rigging system; keep it in safe working order; know how to use it; and keep your concentration. Glerum applies these principles to all of the major types of stage rigging systems, including block and tackle, hemp, counterweight, and motorized. He describes each type of rigging, then thoroughly reviews the operating procedures and methods of inspecting existing systems.

The Splicing Handbook

Techniques for Traditional and Modern Ropes and Wires

Author: Barbara Merry

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 742

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. 'Covers every splicing project a yachtsman will ever need.' Kelvin Hughes 'Aimed at the beginner, though the in-depth stuff will appeal to old hands too.' Classic Boat

The Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging, Second Edition

Author: Brion Toss

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

View: 630

Revised and updated—the only book you need on sailboat rigging and marlinspike arts The Complete Rigger’s Apprentice, Second Edition offers today’s marine professionals a complete, up-to-date resource on today’s rigging best practices and traditions. This expanded edition features new material on multihull rig design, how to make and use soft-shackles, and the latest information on Sta-Lok (mechanical) terminals. In addition to sharing traditional rigging methods, new techniques are taught here, for the first time, including how to work with today’s high-modulus fibers for both running and standing rigging. Continuing its tradition, this book helps you gain satisfaction and hard-cash savings from stepping your own masts, inspecting and maintaining your own rigs, and turning your own tail splices and wire eye splices. Easy-to-understand explanations demonstrate how to make hundreds of pieces of handmade gear, which saves you hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of dollars.

The Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging

Author: Brion Toss

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 392

View: 220

Combining and updating the renowned Rigger's Apprentice and Rigger's Locker, meets the changing face of modern materials and technology while remaining true to rigging's best traditional principles and practices. It's much more than a knot book, though the knots a sailor needs are all here. It's a book for sailors who want the satisfaction and hard-cash savings of stepping their own masts, inspecting and maintaining their own rigs, and turning their own tailsplices and wire eyesplices. It is for boatowners who want to replace an entire gang of rigging themselves--measuring, choosing appropriate wire, turning soft eyes, leathering, and serving. It is for bluewater voyagers who want to feel secure in the knowledge that, should a shroud carry away far at sea, they will be able to repair it. The Complete Rigger's Apprentice is also a free-roaming collection of useful ideas and tips on everything from supplementing winches with block and tackle, to rigging snubbers at anchor, to using pantyhose for an emergency fanbelt. In short, it's the definitive book on the art of rigging, written by its most entertaining practitioner.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American literature

Page:

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