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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

In Captain Jutsum's comprehensive guide, "Knots, Bends, Splices With Tables of Strengths of Ropes, etc. and Wire Rigging," readers are presented with a treasure trove of valuable knowledge that is essential for anyone involved in sailing, rigging, or simply has an interest in knot tying.

One of the most striking aspects of this book is its organization. Captain Jutsum's meticulous approach ensures that readers can easily navigate through the various knot techniques and splices covered. The chapters are logically structured, allowing beginners to start with the basics and gradually progress to more advanced techniques.

The inclusion of detailed illustrations greatly enhances the learning experience. Each knot or splice is fully depicted, enabling readers to follow along and understand the steps involved. The accompanying descriptions are clear and concise, ensuring that even complex knots can be comprehended by novices.

What truly sets this book apart from others on the subject is Captain Jutsum's attention to detail. Alongside the knot tying instructions, the author provides extensive tables of strengths and properties for different rope materials and wire rigging. These tables prove invaluable for sailors and riggers, helping them choose the appropriate rope or wire for different purposes and ensuring safety and reliability.

Furthermore, Captain Jutsum's wealth of experience in the field shines through in his writing. He shares insightful tips and techniques, providing a deeper understanding of the intricacies of knot tying. Whether it is explaining the best knots for different boats or discussing the advantages and disadvantages of various splices, the author's expertise is evident and greatly appreciated.

While the book caters primarily to sailors, the information contained within is not limited to just one field. It can be equally informative and useful for those involved in camping, climbing, or any other activity that requires the skillful use of ropes and knots.

One aspect that might be improved in future editions is the inclusion of a glossary or index. With the myriad of knots and techniques covered, having a quick reference guide at the end of the book would greatly aid readers in finding specific knots or terms.

Overall, "Knots, Bends, Splices With Tables of Strengths of Ropes, etc. and Wire Rigging" by Captain Jutsum is an indispensable resource for anyone involved in the world of rigging or knot tying. With its clear instructions, extensive tables, and insightful tips, this book serves as an invaluable guide and reference, empowering readers to master the art of knot tying and ensure the utmost safety and efficiency in their endeavors.

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The Nautical Press,





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... Continue reading book >>

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