Author(s): Colin Jarman
Knots in Use is a bestseller amongst knotting books. A handy pocket size, it covers all the most useful and practical knots, bends, hitches, whippings and splices used everyday by anyone going to sea - a unique benefit. It shows at a glance both how to tie the knot, bend or hitch, and how to use it most effectively. As an added feature this new edition now includes QR codes that link to explanatory videos - a real boon for novices and experts alike. Colin Jarman's straightforward text and excellent colour photographs coupled with online video demonstrations make this a very user-friendly book - ideal for skippers, crew and the many evening class students who have relied on it over the years. Knots in Use is the must-have guide for anyone going to sea. 'A bestseller among knotting books' Kelvin Hughes
Covering all the most useful and practical knots, bends, hitches, whippings and splices in everyday use by anyone going to sea, this book shows at a glance both how to tie the knot, bend or hitch and how to use it most effectively in situ on a boat.
Colin Jarman has been a professional marine photojournalist for over 40 years and an avid sailor for well over 50 years. Although a small boat sailor at heart, he qualified for and joined the Ocean Cruising Club in 1974 and today edits their quarterly Newsletter. Colin's interest in knots and ropework began when he started sailing and has resulted in a number of best-selling books on the subject. Colin sails his 21ft bilge keeled cruiser in the shallow, infinitely varied waters of England's East Coast and Thames Estuary where he loves to explore small creeks and remote anchorages.