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Three Stopper Knots

Here are three different stopper knots for use on your sailboat. The Figure Eight Stopper Knot is probably the most popular Stopper Knot in use, named as it looks like a Figure 8, it’s in every sailing book. The Figure … Continue reading

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How to Tie Your Boat to a Dock that has a Bull Rail – Part 2

This is a quick and easy way to tie a boat to a dock that has a Bull Rail.  This was passed on last week by a friend. Some docks only have a Bull Rail so being able to properly … Continue reading

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How to Tie Your Boat to a Dock that has a Bull Rail – Part 1

Tying a boat to  the Bull Rail on a dock is a commonly required docking skill that is often done the hard way.   Many docks don’t have cleats,  the cleats are not in a convenient location or a cleat might … Continue reading

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How to tie a Bowline with your left hand – Updated

Tying a Bowline is an essential boating skill  but one that seems to stump many boaters, then when you add being left handed to the mix things can get really confusing so I made this guide to help left handed … Continue reading

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Improved Fender Whip–Part 1

This is an improved Fender Whip that holds knots much better than a standard Fender Whip and is much easier to handle than standard double braid or three strand line.  I got this trick from the Chief on a Coast … Continue reading

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Double Constrictor Knot

The Double Constrictor Knot is another very useful knot that should be in every boaters skill set and is quick and easy to tie.  This knot can be used for emergency repairs and quick whipping on the end of a … Continue reading

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Constrictor Knot

The Constrictor Knot is a knot that should be in every boaters skill set.  This knot can be used for emergency repairs and quick whipping on the end of a line to keep the line from unraveling until a permanent … Continue reading

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Was This Your Fender Knot?

This Fender Knot was spotted recently at a Puget Sound Marina.  They are loosing massive style points here and while the knot will hold, I suspect that it might be difficult to untie.  See below for some options to restore … Continue reading

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