Marlinspike Seamanship

 
Marlinspike Seamanship

Marlinspike Seamanship

Join marlinspike wizard Lindsey Philpott, who is not only an exceptional speaker on the topic of marlinspike seamanship, but also the author of Knots – A Complete Guide. Whether you want to add a few knots to your repertoire, lean how to splice, or how to create decorative knotwork we are confident you will find what you are looking for in one of Lindsey’s Marlinspike Courses.

Enjoy one seminar of particular interest to you or . . . Buy 4, Get 1 FREE. Details in the online schedule.


 

Knotting Made Easy

Basic structures and knots for everyday use outdoors and indoors. This class will focus on ten knots that can be used in a multitude of applications. They represent ten basic structures of knotting from bend and hitches to loops and binding that can be used in many ways. Bring two lengths of 48-inch line, one thick and one thin.

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More Knots and Eye Splicing Laid Line

Covering beginning splicing and more basic knot structures, this class will focus on five more knots to add to your repertoire and how to eye splice laid (twisted) line. Bring your own 48-inch piece of line to add to your personal knot-power! Laid line is supplied at cost for splicing, but feel free to bring your own.

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Seizing, Whipping and Long Splices

Splicing with laid line is a treasured skill of old salts everywhere. Couple this skill-set with the ability to seize one line to another and to successfully whip the ends of your lines into shape. Your craft will be the envy of your dock! You will learn how to short splice and long splice laid lines, form flat, round and racking seizings, and to apply a common whipping and palm and needle whipping. Join us for a salty evening with your own required hollow fid, palm and needle.

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Splicing Braided Line

Since a splice is stronger than any knot, splicing an eye in double braid line is one of the essential marlinspike arts. The construction and low stretch characteristics of double braided line has advantages for many purposes including dock lines, anchor rodes, sheets and halyard, but it requires special techniques for splicing. Learn how to splice braided line from marlinspike wizard Lindsey Philpott. Braided line is supplied at cost, but feel free to bring your own. Don’t forget your hollow fid and palm.

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Decorative Knotting

Learn the basics of decorative knotwork and add a little pizzazz to your boat or home. The addition of braiding to your knot-tying expertise will help you as you start more decorative knotwork. We will cover three-ply braids, four-strand and six-strand plaiting, Carrick Ben weaves as well as Ocean Plait and Prolong Mats. Materials are supplied at cost, or bring your own small spool of cord or line.

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