"The Splicing Handbook is particularly helpful in explaining--and showing with simple, straightforward illustrations--how to manage the bewildering array of new rope materials and weaves."--Down East "Here's a book you can read for the pleasure of knowing how splicing is accomplished. It is also a reference book that you and your crew can review when tackling a . . . specialty splicing job."--Shoreline The only reference devoted entirely to splicing today's ropes, this new and expanded edition includes step-by-step illustrations and explanations for the most useful and popular splices in traditional twisted and modern braided ropes. Now covers eery kind of splicing project a boater is likely to encounter, including modern cordage such as Spectra, and wire and rope-to-wire splices.Merry, Barbara is the author of 'Splicing Handbook Techniques for Modern and Traditional Ropes', published 2000 under ISBN 9780071354387 and ISBN 0071354387.