Marlinspike

Ropes and line

 

Natural fibre,  Synthetic fibre

 

Three strand,  Multiplait,  Braided

 

 

Knots

 

Overhand,  Figure of eight,  Ashley stopper,  Monkey’s fist,  Crown,  Wall

 

Reef,  Bowline,  Bowline on the bight,  Constrictor

 

Bends

 

Carrick bend,  Sheet bend,  Double sheet bend,  Fisherman’s bend

 

Hitches

 

  Anchor hitch,  Buntline hitch,  Cleat hitch,  Clove hitch,  Common stopper,  Ha’lyard hitch,  Lighterman’s hitch,  Midshipman’s hitch,  Rat-tail stopper,  Round turn and two half hitches,  Rolling hitch,  Timber hitch,  Trucker’s hitch, 

 

 

 

Whipping

 

Sailmakers,  Common,  West Country,  Cock'scomb

Turk's head

 

Liquid,  Butane

 

Seizing

 

Common,  Figure eight

Lashing

 

Round,  Figure eight,  Square

 

Splicing

 

Back splice,  Eye splice,  Loop splice,  Cut splice,  Chain splice

 

Tackling

 

Trucker’s hitch,  Whips & Lizards,  Handy Billy,  Tack purchase

John Starkie

May 2017

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Each one-day course includes

A reel of whipping twine

A packet of needles

A leather palm

A Swedish fid

If you have a good,  sharp jack-knife,  please bring it along.