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Tying ropes is part of sailing and boating. There are a crazy number of types of knots for various uses handed down through history. Just a few can be extremely helpful because you will likely need them on a regular basis.  Here is a list starting with the common bowline knot since you will be using it to tie your boat to pilings or tie lines to fenders. If you sail, you will need it to attach your rope to the head of a sail. It must be secure.

For full knot tying instruction, click the links provided. No matter what type of boat you own, there will be times that tying the right knot will make you feel more secure about your boat’s position, the safety of items attached to your boat, cargo, and passengers. It will boost your confidence as the captain of your own vessel. Let’s not forget that knot tying can simply be a fun activity. Practice it with your family and friends.

Sources:

Discover Boating, 2018. How-To Tie a Bowline Knot, https://www.discoverboating.com/resources/how-to-tie-a-bowline-knot

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