Choosing the Right Rope
Like many other boating products, rope is not a static commodity, but is still evolving and improving. When you buy, read the latest product information. Most boaters will use either one form or another of nylon and perhaps also polypropylene.
How to Splice Three Strand Rope
Today you can buy dock lines and anchor lines with an eye already spliced into one end, but this is more expensive than buying the same line off a spool. It also forces you to buy your line in one of the available lengths. Putting in your own eye splice can be a better option. A splice you put in yourself will be just as strong as one done by a professional rigger, and splicing an eye into three-strand rope is really very easy.
How To Tie A Rolling Hitch
The rolling hitch is intended for use when the line is parallel to the load.
Knot Too Shabby
Three essential knots every boater should learn; the bowline, fisherman's hitch and sheet bend.
Boat Knots: Gripping Hitches
Gripping hitches transfer tension from one line to another. Learning one might save your boat someday. It will certainly save your back!
Everyone can use a refresher on how to tie a line, and how to coil a line — so that everything stays secure and neat.