Knots for Boaters
You need the right boater's knot every time. Out of thousands of possible knots, only a handful are sufficiently versatile, trustworthy, and easily understood to be useful on a boat, and you'll find them all here. Illustrated instructions make tying and securing them simple; each knot's purpose is described as well as its differences from related knots. Whether you want to make a built-in handle at the end of a water bucket, lash oars or other deck gear in place, attach the foot of a sail to a boom, or even extend a towing line, check it on these pages first. Bonus; Practical tips on safe winching, proper tackle setups, and rope-end whipping.
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1st mark 3rd mark anchor attached Becket belaying pin bight binding knots block and tackle Bowline braided Bring the end Buntline Hitch Camel Hitch carabiner Carrick Bend chafe cleat clockwise Clove Hitch coil compound purchase core and cover crossover Dacron Deck Stopper diameter Double Constrictor double-braid rope Draw end-strand Eye Splice fibers Figure-Eight Knot finished knot frapping turn Furling groove Half-Hitch halyard hand Haul taut hold inches lanyard lashing Lead length Lineman's Loop load Loop Knot Marlingspike mast mechanical advantage mooring lines nylon object Overhand Knot palm Pass the end PENDANT pull RIGGING Rolling Hitch round turn sail secure seizing Selvagee sheave Sheet Bend side Single Constrictor slack slick slip Slipknot snug SPAR Spilled-Hitch Square Knot standing stick the needle synthetic tension thimble thread thumb tight tighten toggle tool Trucker's Hitch tuck Turk's Head turning block twine untie whipping winch wire wrap yarns