I put a lot of time into these knots, so I do ask that if you use the knots, you put a link to this page to give me credit. I don't mind you using this information, or even changing wording or languages, but if you do, please let me know and have a link to this page as well. If you are actually interested, here are the grotty Technical Details on how I created these knots.
|Anchor Hitch||Used to attach a line to an object. Holds well even when tension on line is changing, for instance with an anchor.||Bowline||When in doubt, use a bowline.|
|Clove Hitch||Used to attach a line to an object. Not a highly secure knot, but sufficient to attach fenders to lifelines.|
|Figure Eight||A stopper knot. Used at the end of a line to keep it from sneaking away. Often seen at the end of jib sheets.|
|Rolling Hitch||A hitch that can be adjusted and tied under tension.|
|Sheet Bend||Used to attach two lines together.|
|Reef Knot (Square Knot)||Good for reef points and shoes.|
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