Re: How NOT to tie a cleat hitch
I am just sayin' here,
It is nice to know and properly execute a knots. But I would not let the lack of knotting skills discourage one to sail.
Like other has said: Can't tie a knot..Tie a lot". We all have to start somewhere. It is not how much you know, it is how fast you can learn all facet in sailing.
I once know an old man who was a knot expert. His boat is full of many fancy knotting and whipping work. But he can't sail. He does not know how the use his motor to come back into his slip. He pushes and pulls by hand with the help of his crews to get back to the slip. I asked him what happens if the wind picks up. He told me that he would drop anchor out side the marina and get back to shore with the dinghy.
Whatever floats his boat. I respect his way of life.
I am old school. Integrity is to do the right thing even when no one is watching.