The Marlinspike Sailor

Hervey Garrett Smith


The Marlinspike Sailor

The Marlinspike Sailor

  • Title: The Marlinspike Sailor
  • Author: Hervey Garrett Smith
  • ISBN: 9780070592186
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Paperback



The late Hervey Garrett Smith was the foremost marine illustrator of the 1950s and 1960s, and his wonderful drawings of traditional ropework quickly propelled The Marlinspike Sailor to cult classic status when it was published in 1956 With the addition of a section on modern, synthetic rope in the 1970s, its popularity has continued undiminished to this day It teaches aThe late Hervey Garrett Smith was the foremost marine illustrator of the 1950s and 1960s, and his wonderful drawings of traditional ropework quickly propelled The Marlinspike Sailor to cult classic status when it was published in 1956 With the addition of a section on modern, synthetic rope in the 1970s, its popularity has continued undiminished to this day It teaches a few basic knots the bowline, sheetbend, rolling hitch, et al and splices in three stranded and braided rope But its real business is decorative rope and canvas work the traditional arts of the sailor and here it has no equal For a rope mat, a rope ladder, a sea chest, a ditty bag, a canvas bucket, a mast boot, and the best looking rope fenders or heaving line in the marina, this is the book of choice.


Recent Comments "The Marlinspike Sailor"

Introductory skills for the sailor. Even if you sail a Tupperware boat the knots, mats and methods Smith presents here will make your time aboard better. His descriptions, explanations and illustrations are accurate, helpful and enjoyable and if you put them to work, they're useful, too.

My Dad had this when I was very young and I recently purchased it. I have done a number of decorative water bottles.


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