Chapman's Nautical Guides: Knots
From America's best-known knot authority, here is an indispensable guide to more than 100 knots. Whether you want to tie lines together, lash oars in place, attach a sail to a boom, or extend a towing line, the knot you need, with variations for specific conditions, is here. Along with the easy-to-follow line drawings, there's information on the uses, advantages, and disadvantages of each type; a glossary; and charts of synthetic rope weights, strengths and elasticities.
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