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One thing, clove hitches aren't very useful knots on a boat... a round turn and two half hitches is a much better knot for most purposes for two reasons. A clove hitch can come undone if it is not loaded all the time, and are very difficult to untie if they are loaded. That isn't the case with the round turn and two half hitches. Also, the round turn allows you to generally tie the knot even if the line you're trying to tie it in is heavily loaded.

If you haven't gotten Dave Seidman's The Complete Sailor, I'd highly recommend you get it and read it. It covers a fairly wide breadth of material and is probably one of the best sailing primers that I have seen.
 
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