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Originally Posted by jrd22 View Post
Don't know if this site has been posted here before, but in case it hasn't, here it is. Animated pics of most knots you need, pretty neat, you can view each stage or watch the whole sequence. You can buy the CD so you can take it on the boat with you

Animated Knots by Grog


Nice site!

I did see this though.

"Overboard: The Rolling Hitch has been promoted as the only knot to tie in the following unlikely but critical circumstance: while sailing alone you fall overboard and catch hold of the line which you have prudently left trailing astern and find yourself hanging on with difficulty. Before you tire, you manage to bring the bitter end of the rope around your back. You then have to tie a suitable knot to make a loop around you. A bowline cannot be tied under load. Two half hitches will slide and constrict you. The Rolling Hitch is the answer. Even as the second turn is tucked "up" into the correct place, the major strain is taken and the final half hitch can be tied with less urgency."

here -

Not true. I can do it easily and quicker than the rolling hitch I believe.

I do not have a video and it would be hard to explain in text - for me anyway.
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