Showing posts with label Knots to Know. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Knots to Know. Show all posts

How to Tie an Anchor Hitch Knot for Sailing

When it comes to sailing, one better know their knots! The anchor hitch knot is necessary for doing just that - anchoring and attaching a line to an object.

Sail on over to Apparent Wind to view a gif image for easy to follow visual instructions to tie an anchor hitch knot.

If you prefer to watch a video for instructions with Captain John to tie the anchor hitch knot get a grip on this one:

What Sailing Knot to Know - Bowline

First in our series of "What Sailing Knots to Know" is the "Bowline". The bowline knot, aka as the "loop knot" is considered to be the favorite for a yachtsman! It is essential for sailing and was first identified when found on an ancient Egyptian ship during an excavation.

Watching this animation of the bowline knot shows how easy it is to make a bowline knot. Special thanks to Apparent-Wind at the link above for providing the bowline knot image shown here. Be sure to click above to watch their animation of the bowline knot!

One reason the knot is a favorite is because it won't jam, and it's also easy to undue the knot if there is knot not a load on it. Although it generally is considered to be a reliable knot, please note that under some conditions it may not always hold.

We hope you enjoyed the first in our series of "What Sailing Knot to Know" and learned how to do a bowline knot.