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Use: To join two pieces of rope of equal thickness; ideal for securing items down in the boat.InstructionsTake the two bitter ends.Cross them over and tie the first half knot (half hitch). Maintain the same rope on top as you cross them over a second time to tie the second half hitch. Pull the ends evenly to form a symmetrical Reef Knot.
To join two pieces of rope of unequal thickness; ideal for extending mooring or towing lines.InstructionsForm a loop in the thicker rope and hold it in one hand.Pass the thinner piece of rope through the loop then round the loop. Take care to go round the short end first then round the long end. Finally, tuck the smaller rope back under itself to finish the Sheet Bend. Can be undone even if it has been under strain
Use: Securing fenders to railsInstructionsPass the line over the barComplete a full turnCrossing over the lineContinue in same directionPass up underneath crossed line
Use: To secure a rope to a pole, bar or ring. InstructionsPass the running end of the rope over the object twice.Then pass the running end over the standing part of rope, Tuck it back up and under itself, forming a half hitch. Repeat this for a second half hitch.This knot has a redeeming feature - it rarely jams and can be undone even under strain
Use: Temporary Eye in end of a line for passing over a bollardInstructionsSome people find the bowline easier learn by saying "the rabbit comes out of its hole, round the tree and back down the hole again".