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Toe Rail Fender Knot

The Toe Rail Fender Knot is a quick and easy knot for tying fenders to boats with a toe rail. The advantage of tying fenders on the toe rail is the ability to place the fender exactly where it is … Continue reading

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Is This Your Fender?

This is a fender that my crew and I picked up in Puget Sound recently.  About a $ 70.00 loss to another boat.  Our cost was the time it took to sail up to the fender and do a “fender … Continue reading

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Lee’s Fender Knot

After I did an article on using the Spar Hitch to tie fenders a friend Lee told me about a similar knot that he uses for fenders and storing lines on a boat. This is similar to what Ashley calls … Continue reading

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Spar Hitch – Fender Knot

The Spar Hitch is a great knot for tying fenders to a lifeline.  It is very secure and will hold around small and slick objects.  The load can be at different angles.  The Spar Hitch is also know as Ground … Continue reading

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Towboat Hitch / Capstan Hitch – Updated

The Towboat Hitch or Capstan Hitch is a good knot when you need a non-jamming tie to a single post, bit, bollard or sailboat winch. The Towboat Hitch or Capstan Hitch can be tied quickly. It can be untied under … Continue reading

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Is This Your Cleat?

Walking down any dock and you will soon decide that tying a cleat is a dying skill.  Many docks have up to 40% and sometimes more of the cleats tied strangely, this includes the docks of  yacht clubs that bear … Continue reading

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Knot Boards

A few important boating knots. How to tie a Cleat – Printer Friendly Instructions and Pictures How to tie a Clove Hitch – Printer Friendly Instructions and Pictures How to tie a Spar Hitch – Printer Friendly Instructions and Pictures … Continue reading

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How to Tie a Bowline

Tie a Secure Loop in the end of a Line The Bowline is called “The King of Knots”. This is because the Bowline can be made to do most anything (sometimes not very elegant) that needs to be done on … Continue reading

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