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Knowing the Ropes: A Sailor's Guide to Selecting, Rigging, and Handling Lines Abroad
This edition of Taylor's popular book is revised in both text and drawings,in part to extend the treatment for the first time to powerboats as well as sailboats. With a smaller,more convenient trim size,64 more pages,new drawings,and a lower price,Knowing the Ropes is better than ever. Roger Taylor lends his lifetime of seagoing experience to boaters of all skill levels,de ...more
Paperback, 203 pages
Published September 1st 1993 by International Marine Publishing
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Plenty of great ideas in this book make it a useful read for boaters of any stripe, large or small, motor or sail powered. There are useful ideas here for amateur riggers as well. Perhaps the only negative comment I might have, and it's a weak one, is that some of the knots and hitches used with the rigging ideas are a bit dated. Knot tyers have come up with more secure, stronger alternatives. However, sailors tend to stick with what experience has taught them. The author has put the knots prese ...more