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Knots, Bends, Splices With tables of strengths of ropes, etc. and wire rigging   By: (1868-1916)

Knots, Bends, Splices With tables of strengths of ropes, etc. and wire rigging by Captain Jutsum

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KNOTS,

BENDS, SPLICES,

WITH TABLES OF STRENGTHS OF ROPES, ETC.,

AND WIRE RIGGING.

BY CAPTAIN JUTSUM, CARDIFF.

Revised and Enlarged.

[COPYRIGHT.

GLASGOW:

The Nautical Press,

JAMES BROWN & SON,

NAUTICAL AND ENGINEERING PUBLISHERS.

1914

INTRODUCTION.

The object of this little work is to present in a compact form and systematic order a complete list of all the most useful and important workings connected with Cordage, and a lucid explanation of their various formations.

The explanations of some of the elementary knots have been gone into with what a practical seaman of even short experience may consider almost unnecessary minuteness, but the aim throughout has been to render the work of value to those who approach the subject for the first time.

To attain this end, diagrams are introduced at every stage, and if followed closely step by step, in conjunction with the text referring to them, the learner should have no difficulty in following their construction.

At the same time he must remember that proficiency in what is really skilled workmanship, amounting almost to an art, can only be gained by much practice and perseverance, and should gladly avail himself of any advice or help he may be able to obtain from his more experienced ship mates.

J. NETHERCLIFT JUTSUM.

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CONTENTS.

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The Construction of Ropes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Common Whipping, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Knots, etc., formed by a Single Rope's end Overhand Knot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Figure of 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Simple Clinch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Running or Inside Clinch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Outside Clinch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Buntline Hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Bowline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Running Bowline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Half Hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Round Turn and Two Half Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Clove Hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Rolling Hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Timber Hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Fisherman's Bend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Topsail Halliard Bend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Stun'sail Bend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Blackwall Hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Midshipman's Hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Double Blackwall Hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Knots, etc., made on the Bight of a Rope A Bowline on the Bight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Marlinespike Hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Sheepshank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Catspaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Knots, Bends, etc., for Uniting Ropes Reef Knot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Common or Sheet Bend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Single Carrick Bend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Double Carrick Bend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Diamond Knot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Knots formed on Ropes by their own Strands Wall Knot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 33 Double Wall Knot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Crown Knot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Manrope Knot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... Continue reading book >>




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