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Rope - whipping
Feb 1995 p91  (1.00 pages)
Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Description: Hands On - How to whip the end of your heavily-used ropes.
Heat sealing the ends of synthetic ropes will usually keep them from fraying but a heavily-used rope may benefit from a whip; a length of twine wound tightly around to 'whip' the strands together more securely.
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Binding rope ends
Nov 1995 p57  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety / Practical, maintenance & repair
Description: Hands On - How to bind rope ends
DIY how to bind and whip rope ends quickly and easily.
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Happy endings
Apr 1991 p104  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Technical
Author: Peter Nielsen
Description: Whipping
Whipping is all very well, but are there better ways of keeping rope ends tidy? Here are a few options; needle and palm whipping, heat sealing, sailmaker's whipping, common whipping, West Country whipping, American whipping, Plastidip
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Rope - Common whipping
Dec 1998 p33  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair
Description: Hands On - rope work
There are more contemporary ways of stopping a rope from unlaying, but the common whipping should outlast them all.
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A quick whip round
Sep 2000 p81  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Nick Palmer
Description: Tips from the Trade - Whipping
To attempt a splice before learning how to 'pass' a whipping is like running before you can walk. Three different techniques - West Country Whipping, American Whipping, Sailmakers Whipping.
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Whipping yarns - How to mend fraying ropes
Nov 2003 p65  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Mark Turley
Description: Improve Your Skills: How to mend fraying ropes
There's the tradition, seamanlike way to mend fraying warps, or modern short-cuts. Take your pick.
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A rope by any other name
Feb 1991 p37
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Denny Desoutter
Description: Name of and uses for rope
Ropes and ropework. Warps, sheets, springs, lifts, lazy-jacks, vangs, rodes.... and all the rest are no more than ropes, but they have specific names because they do specific jobs.
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The right rope for the job
Mar 2014 p20-27  (7.00 pages)
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Category: Sails, rigs & rigging
Author: Tom Cunliffe
Description: Cruising know-how. Toms sorts out the sisal from the Spectra.
The revolution of rope. Pros and cons of standard ropes. Rope care: coiling and stowing. High-modulus ropes for cruising. Rope problems and solutions.
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Rope coiling techniques
May 1996 p99  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety / Practical, maintenance & repair
Description: Hands On - Rope coiling techniques
Straightening kinks, bulky lines and ropes with no lay.
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Know your ropes
Jul 2012 p38-42  (5.00 pages)
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Category: Gear & equipment
Author: David Harding
Description: how do you choose the right rope for your boat, make it last, know when it's due for renewal and replace it when the time comes? Ropes by type; three-strand, braided.
The truth about sheaths, strength to spare, making your rope last. Replacing the ropes: what's involved. Replacement rope-by-rope. Spinnaker halyard. Main halyard. Genoa halyard. Main sheet. Headsail-furling line. Spinnaker pole uphaul (topping lift).
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Behind the lines - Rope
Mar 2010 p82-86  (4.00 pages)
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Category: Practical
Author: Jack Haines
Description: Boatmaster - Knowledge - Ropes
Rope is the oldest bit of technology on your boat, but it has come a long way since the days of hemp and coir. Everything you need to know about choosing the perfect rope
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Choosing mooring ropes
Feb 1995 p114  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Buyers' Guide / Gear & equipment / Practical / Seamanship & safety
Description: Practical hints and tips - Choosing mooring ropes
Take care to buy the right type, size and length of rope - A breakdown of polyester and nylon mooring ropes and polypropylene mooring ropes.
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Rope tidy
Aug 1991 p57
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Jean Lewis
Description: Boat Craft
Ropes and ropework
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Rope ladder
Oct 1991 p73
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: George Griffiths
Description: Boat Craft
Ropes and ropework
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Rope Rolls
Oct 1996 p61
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Robert Nurse
Description: Boat Craft
Ropes and ropework
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Rope - florescent
Jul 1997 p28
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair / Leader
Author: Rodger Witt
Description: Waiting for the Tide
Ropes and ropework
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Rope stowage
Nov 1992 p60
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: D. McLean
Description: Boat Craft
Ropes and ropework
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PBO rope gauge offer
Aug 1992 p27
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair / Leader
Author: George Taylor
Description: Waiting for the Tide
Ropes and ropework
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Eye-splicing multiplait
Apr 1996 p39  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair
Description: Hands On - Eye-splicing
How to eye-splice a multiplait rope (4 pairs of interwoven strands.)
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8 antennas tested
Oct 2012 p42-46  (5.00 pages)
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Category: Product tests
Author: Alex Bell
Description: A VHF system is only as good as its components - the aerial being a vital element:
Banten stainless steel whip. Banten glassfibre whip. Shakespeare stainless steel whip. Glomex glassfibre. Glomex stainless steel whip. V-Tronix Whipflex stainless steel. Glomex rubber duck. V-Tronix Heliflex stub.
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Servicing rope cutters
Feb 2014 p47-49  (3.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: David Parker
Description: A decent rope cutter is a wise investment to avoid a fouled prop.
How to strip and rebuild a Stripper rope cutter. Types of rope cutter.
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Three-stranded eye splice
Jan 1995 p65  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety / Practical, maintenance & repair
Description: Hands On - Ropes/knots - Eye splice
A step-by-step guide on how to eye-splice two ropes.
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Rope, lashing down
Oct 1995 p67  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety / Practical, maintenance & repair
Description: Hands On - Lashing down
Step-by-step guide - A handy rope trick to learn to lash-down a dinghy, or further secure your boat to your trailer.
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Keeping ropes tangle free
Mar 1996 p79  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Seamanship & safety / Practical, maintenance & repair
Description: Hands On - Keeping ropes tangle-free
How to tie your ropes to keep them tangle free.
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Tying to cleats
May 1994 p111  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Practical
Description: Hands On - Ropes/knots
Step-by-step guide of how to tie your rope to a cleat.
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Rope, gaining a purchase
Feb 1997 p83  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Gear & equipment / Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair
Description: Hands On - Rope, gaining a purchase
You want to get a lashing that extra bit tighter? You need to work a 'purchase' into the line to give yourself a mechanical advantage.
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Rope gauge guide
Sep 1992 p111
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Denny Desoutter
Description: Denny Desoutter's column
Ropes and ropework
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Skills for spring
Apr 2013 p36-40  (5.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: Ben Meakins
Description: 12 simple skills: how to improve your boat; Repack a stern gland. End-for-end lines. Service you lifejackets.
Mask a straight boot-top line. Solder a plug to a VHF cable. Put a whipping on your lines. Check battery fitness. How to whip a modern braided line. Fit anti-chafe patches. De-winterise your engine. Rig roller reefing right first time.
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Handling ropes ashore
Nov 1994 p33  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Practical
Description: Hands On - Ropes once ashore
How to secure your ropes ashore at your mooring.
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Choosing the right rope
Jun 2006 p85-86  (2.00 pages)
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Category: Practical, maintenance & repair
Author: James Jermain
Description:
Quick guide on choosing the right rope for your boat
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Anchoring with rope
Sep 1995 p97  (1.00 pages)
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Category: Handling / Practical
Description: Hands On - Anchoring with a rope
Using rope instead of a chain.
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