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5 Knots All Sailors Should Know (Blindfolded)

For beginners, this is an excellent place to start!  Grab a piece of line and get to practicing. For those who are a little further along, this is a good time to put the rope behind your back and practice these knots until you know them inside and out.  I am always amazed when I meet seasoned sailors who don’t have these basic knots down!

 

The Clove Hitch

This knot is frequently used for securing a vessel to a piling, post or pole.  It is also commonly used for securing fenders to a railing along with many, many other uses.

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