Ropes and Knots

Before going to sea, check that you have adequate ropes on board the vessel for the variety of tasks that they may be called for.

Ropes can be used for:

  • Slings
  • Safety lines
  • Towing another vessel or yours!
  • Anchor ropes
  • Mooring lines at the pontoon

You can never have too many!

And make sure they are suitable for the task.

For every rope, there is likely to be a knot used to secure the line.

Click here to find out more about the “How To” of knot tying.

Animated Boating Knots by Grog

The Bowline is one of the most useful knots to learn, as it is quick and makes a good eye for mooring lines or to secure a person around the waist should they go “man-over-board” (MOB)

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