Knots? Yeah, More Knots – With Video!

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)

Reef/Square Knot

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

Thief Knot

Thumb Knot/Overhand knot

Timber Hitch

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