When you head out to sea, whether in a dinghy, a yacht, a motorboat or fishing craft, you will need a few handy knots in your repertoire'-o keep things secure on board and to get you out of trouble. Here is a convenient, splash proof, accessible guide to 40 of the most useful knots, bends and splices you will ever need'-nd all with clear step-by-step sequence photos. While the main focus of this practical instant reference book is the knots themselves, it also includes helpful introductory information on rope materials and maintenance. Each page includes a brief note explaining the most common uses for the knot shown, and the how-to instructions accompanying the photos are easy to follow. The spiral binding allows for fold-back convenience on board, and robust splash proof pages make this an ideal '-ide memoire'-for cockpit use in any weather. About the Editor: Heinrich Bauermeister is a naval historian and editor. He resides in Hamburg, Germany.