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    Hi All,

    this is the link:

    http://goo.gl/c9dGuU

    This Knot Booklet is a genuine eBook; both content and index have internal links. It contains clear drawings of some 40+ knots. It is distributed under the Creative Common License, so share it with the following conditions: Attribution – Noncommercial – No Derivative Works.

    If you spot any typos/errors do let me know, will try and correct them.

    If you like the booklet, do say so.


    Last edited by 75RR; 2014/04/19 at 02:32 PM.

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    Very nice, thank you!


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    Great e'book. Thank you for sharing
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    Oh jeeze, knots are impossible to learn and knot diagrams are generally frustrating to follow, and you never have the booklet when you are faced with the thing you are trying to tie.

    Don't get me wrong, thanks for the resource and they would be great to know, I know one of the quick release things that I use for my flysheet tarpaulin when camping in a hurry- but I am not sure if it is legitimate or [k]not.

    I get away with a hundred granny knots/half-hitches and shoelace ties, or just by winding stuff around until it no longer moves. Now I know this is not an efficient use of length, but there is no way these things stick in my brain.

    So unfortunate.

    What a cool skill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwenD View Post
    I get away with a hundred granny knots/half-hitches and shoelace ties, or just by winding stuff around
    With Half Hitches and winding stuff (Turns/Round Turns) you already have the skills to tie half a dozen knots!
    I tried to make the basics - pages 7-10 - as accessible as possible, give it a go.

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    I once gave a knot book as a wedding present.
    To help them tie the knot properly.

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    Work PC blocked the link...

    But the link works fine with my tab
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    Quote Originally Posted by 75RR View Post
    Hi All,

    this is the link:

    http://goo.gl/c9dGuU

    If you spot any typos/errors do let me know, will try and correct them.

    If you like it say so, if you don't, be diplomatic.
    Very cool book, thank you.
    Would've liked to have seen the 'monkey fist' in there too


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    Quote Originally Posted by SinWolf View Post
    Is it just me ? Or is the link dead
    Perfect on my phone. Wish I had this when I spent 3 months salary on dacron in the '70's !!!!!!!

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    Wow this reminds me of my appy days, we did splicing and rigging and had to learn this type of thing. It was also part of our trade test, I can still do a few of them but find that unless you use it frequently one tends to forget them

    Thanks for posting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maml View Post
    Very cool book, thank you.
    Would've liked to have seen the 'monkey fist' in there too


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    Monkey's fist is quite easy. You need a weight to tie it round. Used to throw a thin line to a ship, to tie it to the big, thick berthing rope & haul it aboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steamer View Post
    Monkey's fist is quite easy. You need a weight to tie it round. Used to throw a thin line to a ship, to tie it to the big, thick berthing rope & haul it aboard.
    Yep, that's where I learnt to tie them...but would still be cool to see it in diagram format
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    Quote Originally Posted by superduper View Post
    I once gave a knot book as a wedding present.
    To help them tie the knot properly.

    Good choice, almost worth getting married for.

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    Wonderful book, thanks! I will share it with my sons.

    One small typo I have found p6 para 2 " the strength of a rope as stated by the manufacture(r)"

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    Great book thanks, stored it on my wifes Ipad between the Saries and Finesse magazines.
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    Nice resource to have. Who knew a knot can get so complicated. Thanks for this, nice thing to practice on those "what can I do" days.
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    Thanks for the book.Saved. I'll cut a lenth of rope sort out the ends with string so it doesn't fray and try them soon.
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    Minor corrections implemented:
    Page 6 added the letter “r” to: manufacturer
    Page 15 added missing bracket to: (ABoK # 1800)
    Page 24 added missing “be” to: allow the rope to be cut
    Page 27 added “as does the Figure Eight Loop, (see Fig. 24a and 24b)” to:
    the Flemish Bend description.

    Please continue to let me know if you spot any typos/errors.

    Robbie, you are most welcome.
    Baben, thanks.

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    This guide warrants a post! Good job, and quite an excellent reference!

    I grew-up around boats and Scouting, with quite a bit of knot exposure, yet there are several variations that are not common, likely not even known, in my region!

    Regards,
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