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Round Turn and Two Half Hitches

A great Fender Knot is the Round Turn and Two Half Hitches, it is also a great all around knot for both using on a boat and at home. I find the Round Turn and Two Half Hitches just as … Continue reading

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Towboat Hitch / Capstan Hitch – UPDATED

The Towboat Hitch or Capstan Hitch is a great knot or hitch to use when you need to tie a line to your winch or a post.  The Towboat Hitch or Capstan Hitch is quick and easy to tie, very … Continue reading

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Buntline Hitch

The Buntline Hitch is a very secure, but little known knot.  It’s history goes back to the age of sail when a knot was needed that would stay tied to the foot of the sails on Square-Rigged Ships with the … Continue reading

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How to Tie a Spilled Hitch Bowline

Tying a Bowline using the Spilled Hitch method is a quick and easy, but not a well know way to tie a Bowline. The Spilled Hitch Bowline can be used to quickly tie a Bowline around an object or through the … 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 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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Mike’s Quick Rope Whipping

This is the quick and secure whipping I use to whip the ends on double braid line.  I have not seen this in any book.  It has some of the elements of the classic quick temporary whipping but this method … 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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