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Boating Knots Usage

Instructions: Move the mouse over each knot. Look at the description to find out what it can be used for. Click on the knot you wish to see. On the new page wait until the selected knot starts to tie itself.

Joining Two Ropes

Make a Loop at End of Rope

Make a Loop in Middle of Rope

Loop Round Standing End

Attach Halyard

Secure Rope to Flapping Sail

Secure a Load or Tarpaulin

Secure Mooring Line to Dock

Attach Rope to your anchor

Stopper Knots

Slide and Grip (Friction) Knots

Weight a Rope's End for Throwing

Stop a Rope's End Fraying


Related Knots

Several knots are grouped with cross links to aid comparison:

Each of these animations has an extra set of index buttons at the bottom right of the animation.

Disclaimer: Any activity that involves ropes is potentially hazardous. Lives may be at risk - possibly your own. Considerable attention and effort have been made to ensure that these descriptions are accurate. However, many critical factors cannot be controlled, including: the choice of materials; the age, size, and condition of ropes; and the accuracy with which these descriptions have been followed. No responsibility is accepted for incidents arising from the use of this material.

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