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Old 25th July 2012, 10:41
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All,
I've found that the RFA used to be the repository of knot tying mainly because of the use of gunline after it had been discarded (or not as the case maybe) it could be dyed and was a very forgiving material.
Anybody any experience of the use of the bolus?

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Old 31st July 2012, 04:14
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Just as an aside from all the great stuff before- I am a volunteer crew member on the Ted Ashby- a replica of the NZ scows that coasted our waters till the 'fifties (similar to Thames barges). We take school groups/tourists/etc around Auckland Harbour every day. We have heaps of ropes to heave on when hoisting and adjusting sails- all of which have their own specific names in the finest traditional manner- halyard,sheet,downhaul,outhaul etc etc. Therefore, we ask the kids: "How many ropes are there on the Ted?" Answer, to their everlasting surprise: "Only ONE- the bell rope." The rest of the trip is taken up by their being obliged to learn some stuff for a change...
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Old 4th October 2012, 20:32
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Shell book of decorative ropework
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Old 5th October 2012, 01:25
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Archie

The best site I have come across is: www.animatedknots.com
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I have fun with this site, seeing how much I can remember from my days at sea!

Taff
YES, YES, YES, YES, YES.
I heartily endorse the above comment.
You can also download the animated product for less than U.S. $7.00 as it stands today.
I think that is a fantastic deal - great value for money - in my opinion.
Thanks tsell.
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Old 5th October 2012, 20:03
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I have had the "Ashley book of knots" (full-size hardback) for over thirty years, and the drawings and humour in it make it worth the price, the knotting erudition is an extra.

Apologies to Stephen Leacock for this jumbled idea.

"I felt ill at ease, the wife said "The answer is in the Good Book".

I took it down from the high shelf reserved for it and read at random.

"The standing part can be bent to the running part..."

The old truths settled my mind.
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Old 6th October 2012, 11:27
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I have had the "Ashley book of knots" (full-size hardback) for over thirty years, and the drawings and humour in it make it worth the price, the knotting erudition is an extra.

Apologies to Stephen Leacock for this jumbled idea.

"I felt ill at ease, the wife said "The answer is in the Good Book".

I took it down from the high shelf reserved for it and read at random.

"The standing part can be bent to the running part..."

The old truths settled my mind.
That seems to have a tenuous connection with a thought of my own. When I first heard the work rhyme, "Worm and parcel with the lay, turn and serve the other way," I heard it in my mind to the hymn tune, "As with gladness men of old..."
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Old 26th October 2012, 20:48
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Have a look at www.fusionknots.com some interesting stuff and tutorials.
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Old 27th October 2012, 09:19
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Question Bell ropes

What is the best type of rope is used, and where would you be able to buy it from, Reg
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Old 1st November 2012, 18:06
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That seems to have a tenuous connection with a thought of my own. When I first heard the work rhyme, "Worm and parcel with the lay, turn and serve the other way," I heard it in my mind to the hymn tune, "As with gladness men of old..."
Well, that's done it for me. I shall keep singing this, may have to add some more words.
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Old 1st November 2012, 18:34
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Hawes ropeworks may be able to help with materials etc http://www.ropemakers.co.uk/
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Old 28th November 2012, 15:22
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Best book is The Ashley Book Of Knots
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