Sunday, July 17, 2011

Eight Knots A Boater Should Know

What is a knot but a simple twist, a clever bend of a piece of rope or line that when used properly can make fast a boat to a piling, dock, mooring, fender, an anchor, another boat; anything that needs pulling, lifting or fastening. If done right, it can be tied easily, securely and can be just as easily untied. Knots are a boater's blessing, take advantage of the nifty little tricks invented centuries ago. Master the eight knots shown in this video you should be able to handle most, if not all of your marlinspike seamanship needs with the skill of a magician.

Introduction by William L. Gills aka Bos'n Bill

William L. Gills aka Bos'n Bill is the author of the book, Lubber's Log published by Llumina Press; a boating primer and adventure story about a couples experiences in moving up to a bigger boat.  

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