Do a lot of boating? Thinking about doing a lot of boating? If you answered yes to either of these questions there’s a chance you could use a refresher or an initial lesson on knots. Below are some of the more popular nautical knots brought to you in technicolor…well, at least in moderately clear digital video via the wonders of YouTube!
How to tie a bowline knot.
Clove hitch knot
Figure eight/flemish/savoy knot
Fisherman’s Knot (also known as angler’s knot, English knot, Englishman’s bend, halibut knot, true lover’s bend, waterman’s knot)
Lark’s head knot (also known as a cow hitch or lanyard hitch)
Rolling Hitch (also known as the magner’s hitch, magnus hitch, tautline hitch)
Round Turn and Two Half Hitches
Sheet Bend (also known as a common bend or flag bend)
Double Sheet Bend
Thumb Knot/Overhand knot
For more knots and info please check out the sources of these great videos:
If you’re not a follower of technology news it’s quite possible that you never learned about the demise of Geocities, a web hosting service that started in 1994. To make a long story short, it was eventually purchased by Yahoo! and then shut down in the United States in 2009.
In the early days of the internet, it was one of the more popular hosting providers, and with its demise also came the demise of an immense amount of websites with a ton of great information. So in an effort to talk about some other things useful to those of you interested in our pontoon boats, we thought we’d point you to a revived version of a popular old site on GeoCities that we thought had gone down with the ship. For you knot enthusiasts, there’s a new version of the Notable Knot Index formerly available at http://www.geocities.com/roo_two/knotindex.html that you can find here.