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Tying Knots – How To, with Captain Bob Jones

Rope and boats mean knots. Whether you are tying up your boat at a dock, tying rode to an anchor or a fender to a stanchion or rail, you need to use a knot. The wrong knot will lead to trouble while the right knot offers security.

According to Riviera’s legendary game fishing skipper Bob Jones, you only really need to know a few basic knots to be able to handle most situations. Here, he described the second of three important knots, the round turn and two half hitches.

It sounds like three separate knots, but it combines two elements for one convenient knot.

This simple knot is particularly useful tying your fenders to a stanchion or rail. It is quick and easy and can be untied quickly.

ROUND TURN AND TWO HALF HITCHES

 

 

 

 

Wrap the line once right around the stanchion or rail.

 

 

 

 

 

Pass the loose end over and round the tensioned line.

 

 

 

 

Then simply make another loop on the line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pull the loose end up to the stanchion or rail to tighten.

 

 

 

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