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Originally Posted by sailaway21
A good list no doubt. If you master those you'll find little you cannot do.

Originally Posted by sailaway21
I was taught, and find it useful, to be able to tie a bowline in two ways.
I've been practicing tying them in a bunch of different ways (working end coming left, right, up and down; inside loop with the standing end on top and underneith; normal [working end in the loop] and "left-handed" [working end outside the loop]); thru rings, around a small post, and in free air. I'll have try your suggestions.

I was embarrassed on departing for a race a few weeks ago when I couldn't tie a bowline. That ain't gonna happen again .

Originally Posted by sailaway21
I believe the Ashley Book of Knots has been re-issued.
Perhaps I'll add that to my book want list. Thanks!

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