Introduction; Contents; ROPEWORK: The basics, Clove hitch, Bowline, Sheet bend, Reef knot, Stopper knots, Rolling hitch, Coiling ropes, Cleats, Whipping, Splicing, Lashings, Winch handling, Making fast on a bollard, Swigging (sweating), Various useful knots, Special knots / hitches; BOAT HANDLING: The basics, The propeller, The rudder, Wind impact on the hull, The boat's turning circle, Getting to know your boat, Turning in confined spaces, Engine handling, Leaving / entering a berth, Coming alongside, Making fast, Using a bow spring, Using a stern spring, Mooring techniques, Tides, Currents, Using slip lines; ANCHORING: The basics, The anchor rode, Ground tackle, Foredeck arrangements, Anchoring techniques, Anchor buoy / signals, Anchoring under sail, Using snubbers, Using anchor chums, Weighing anchor, Using two bow anchors, A special anchor setup, Using a dinghy, The Scandinavian moor, Anchoring examples, Miscellany, Summary.
Ivar Dedekam, of Dedekam Design, specialises in uniquely illustrated nautical manuals which are easy to understand and remember. Ivar has been sailing for over 30 years and has logged more than 50,000 nautical miles, including three Atlantic crossings. His book Illustrated Sail & Rig Tuning is an international success and has been published in 19 languages.
"If you're new to sailing, this book will teach you almost everything you'll ever need to know about ropework, boathandling and anchoring. Even if you've been sailing for years, there are still a few boathandling manoeuvres and anchoring techniques that you probably won't have tried." (Yachting Monthly)