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Talking about bowlines and making them.
A few years back, got stuck on a fishing net, and came to a complete halt.
We managed to get the fisherman there and he came near us on a little boat. He said we shouldn't worry, as he was going to untangle us in a minute, just relax and let him do the job.
He aproached our boat from the bow and grabed one of the rails with one hand.
I swear that when he removed his hand, (1 or 2 seconds later), he had tied a bowline to my boat !!!!!!! I didn't even understand how he had done it!! I was wondering if it was magic trick!!
These guys spent all their life at sea, so tying knots is done like breathing....naturally!