How to Tie Your Boat to a Mooring

How To : Tie the mooring hitch knot for boating

The mooring hitch knot for boating is a more secure knot than the better known (and easier to tie) slippery hitch boating knot. The mooring hitch knot holds fast while under tension yet can be released quickly with a tug on the free end. Despite it's name, this is a temporary ...more

How To : Tie a Mooring hitch knot

Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a Mooring hitch knot. To hitch your boat, the Mooring hitch knot is a great, time-tested knot to use. The knot is easy to tie provided, of course, you know how to go about making it. For an easy-to-follow, ...more

How To : Properly tie and anchor your boat

This video is some real basic stuff about boat tying and anchoring. Watch to see the right way to tie and anchor your boat. A pre-made dock line will be needed, secured to the cleat and then to the dock. You can also use this line to tie the anchor.

How To : Tie the clove hitch knot for boating

Watch this instructional video on tying boat knots, specifically the clove hitch boating knot. This is a simple all purpose hitch. Easy to tie and untie, it holds firmly but is not totally secure. Make a turn around a post with the free end running underneath the standing part ...more

How To : Tie the trucker's hitch knot for boating

Learn how to tie the trucker's hitch knot. The trucker's hitch knot is one of those boating knots that once you learn it, you wonder how you ever got along without it! Use this knot to cinch down a load on you car top, boat, horseback, you name it. This combination of knots al ...more

How To : Tie a Half-Hitch knot or Double Half-Hitch knot

Half-hitches are great knots, but only when use in combination with other knots. By itself, a half-hitch is unsafe and unreliable, but when joined with other knots, can be quite the opposite. Tying two half hitch knots together is great for attaching a rope or line to any obje ...more

How To : Tie the San Diego Jam knot for heavy lures or jigs

Popularized in Southern California, the San Diego Jam knot is used primarily by fishermen. It's a great, sturdy knot aimed at success, and is gaining popularity everywhere, even in South America. If you're up for a new fishing knot, give this one a try. Watch the animation to ...more

How To : Tie a cleat hitch for boating

Check out this instructional boating video that demonstrates how to tie a cleat hitch for boating. This is a type of hitch used to tie a line to a cleat. All you have to do is make one full turn then a figure 8 with the last turn reversed and you've got your cleat hitch tied. ...more

How To : Tie a clove hitch

What happens when you arrive at a dock and can't find a cleat to tie your boat onto? Matt and Ann of BoatUS demonstrate how to tie your boat to a piling using a clove hitch. Know your knots by learning how to tie a clove hitch with this instructional knot tying video.

How To : Tie the cleat knot easily

Check out this instructional knot tying video that demonstrates how to tie a cleat knot. Learn how to tie off your boat at the dock. Just follow the simple instructions outlined in this boating tutorial and learn how to tie a Cleat Knot. Knot tying is a breeze with this video. ...more

How To : Tie a Winch Pole Hitch

The pole hitch, demonstrated in this how-to video, is used on a marling spike or rack quite often but it is also a great way to tie off to a winch to bolster your mooring. The Winch Pole Hitch can be tied in the bight, meaning that neither end of the rope needs to be accessed ...more

How To : Tie a Bowline Knot for boaters

The boaters at BoatUS know that the bowline knot can be one of the hardest knots for new boat owners to learn. In this instructional knot tying video, Matt and Ann demonstrate how to tie a bowline and talk about its common uses. Know your knots and learn how to tie a bowline k ...more

How To : Tie a paracord bundle

The method of rope handling demonstrated in this how-to video came from the Japanese. Pirates during the warring states period used such bundles to secure prisoners among other shipboard duties and the bundle stays alive today in hojujitsu. A few fathoms of paracord in a pocke ...more

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How To : Tie the double fisherman's knot for boating

Watch this boating instructional video to learn how to tie the double fisherman's knot. The double fisherman's knot securely ties two ropes together or can be used to tie the ends of rope or cord together to form the loops. Another use for this knot is to make another baoting ...more

How To : Tie the constrictor knot for boating

Watch this instructional video to learn how to tie the constrictor boating knot. This is a useful boating knot to tie up loose materials or the ends of bags. Simple to tie, it grips itself and will not work loose. The constrictor knot is also known as the miller's knot or the ...more

How To : Tie the monkey's fist boating knot

There are often requests for the Monkey’s Fist (or Paw) Knot so here it is! Watch this instructional knot tying video to learn how to tie your own perfect monkey's fist boating knot. The key to tying the monkey's fist knot successfully is to have a small ball or core to insert ...more

How To : Tie the slip knot for boating

This version of the slip knot is basically a uni knot tied with rope and with just one or two wraps around the double line. It does the trick and is easy to tie. Watch the demonstration diagram & follow these steps. How to tie the slip knot for boating: 1.Run line through o ...more

How To : Tie the square knot for boating

Watch out for this popular knot - the square knot for boating. It is including here as much as to warn you of its pitfalls as to show the proper way to tie it! The square knot is an easy to tie knot that is good for securing non-critical items. It should not be trusted to join ...more

How To : Tie the rolling hitch knot for boating

Watch this instructional video to learn how to perfect your rolling hitch knot for boating. The rolling hitch knot is a secure and easy to tie method of fastening a rope to a post. The rolling hitch knot holds firmly in the direction of the standing line. Not for use by climbe ...more

How To : Tie the buntline hitch boating knot

Use this knot (buntline hitch boating knot) to fasten items such as snaps and rings to rope or cord. It forms a small, neat and very reliable boating knot. Not to be used however, for tying into a climbing rope. Watch this boating knot tying video tutorial for helpful tips. Pa ...more

How To : Tie the anchor bend knot for boating

The Anchor Bend is the boating knot generally used to fasten a line to an anchor. The free end should be secured with seizing to the standing line for a permanent, secure knot. One side of a Double Fisherman’s also makes a good backup knot to this and any knot. Make two turns ...more

How To : Tie the figure eight knot for boating or paddling

The figure eight follow through boating knot is one of the strongest knots. (also can be used for paddling). It is generally rated at 70% - 75% of rope strength. Due to it's strength and the fact that it is easy to visually inspect, it is commonly used by climbers as their "ti ...more

How To : Tie the slipped buntline knot for boating

Learn how to do this quick release version of the slipped buntline boating knot. It allows the loop to be released with a tug of the tag end. This instructional diagram is helpful for boaters interested in mastering the slipped bluntline knot. Tie the slipped buntline knot for ...more

How To : Tie boating knots

In this video series our expert will demonstrate a wide variety of knots to use during camping adventures, rock and mountain climbing trips and much more. Part 1 of 16 - How to Tie boating knots. Tie boating knots - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch this video on expertvill ...more

How To : Tie the heaving line knot for boating

Check out this instructional boating video that demonstrates how to tie the heaving line knot for boating. Animations are the best way to learn to tie a knot. Just follow the simple steps outlined in this instructional fishing video and learn how to tie a heaving line knot. St ...more

How To : Tie the running bowline knot for boating

Check out this instructional boating video that demonstrates how to tie the running bowline knot for boating. Animations are the best way to learn to tie a knot. Just follow the simple steps outlined in this instructional fishing video and learn how to tie a running bowline kn ...more

How To : Tie a Prusik knot to secure a loop to a tight line

The Prusik knot is a great versatile outdoor knot, boating knot, or paddling knot, and is used widely throughout each. Mountain climbing is a big user of this knot. You can use this knot to secure a loop to a tight line. Also great for hitching boats. A Prusik Knot forms a sl ...more

How To : Make a bimini twist fishing knot

Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a bimini twist fishing knot. A bimini twist fishing knot is best tied with a braided nylon rope, and it is often used on fishing boats. The knot is easy to tie provided, of course, you know how to go about ...more

How To : Make a double-stitched switchback strap

If you've ever gone sailing, then you know that aside from knowing the tides, calculating the weather, and steering the ship, knowing how to tie different types of functional knots is one of the most important assets to maintaining a safe ship. But you can also use these naut ...more

How To : Add a mono leader to a braid fishing line

This great how-to shows clearly how to tie a length of braided line to a fluorocarbon leader. In the video, the demonstrator uses large rope so that the technique can be clearly seen. This trick has been gaining popularity in the freshwater fishing community lately in part bec ...more

How To : Tie a sheepshank knot with Capt. Jerry Smith

The sheepshank knot is used to take up slack on a line. In this instructional boating video, Capt. Jerry Smith of TowBoatUS Charlotte Harbor demonstrates how to tie the sheepshank knot at this year's towing convention. Improve your knot tying skills by watching this boating tu ...more

How To : Tie a Klemheist Hitch knot

Learn how to tie a Klemheist Hitch - This is a gripping knot made using a loop of small diameter rope applied to the main line or object. It greatly resists slipping when the pull is parallel to the main line. This is a good knot for sailing, boating, general outdoors and even ...more

How To : Tie an Icicle Hitch knot

Learn how to tie an Icicle Hitch - A superb gripping knot that strongly resists slipping, stainless steel or other smooth surfaces, when the pull is parallel to the object to which it is tied. This is a good knot for sailing, boating, general outdoors and even bondage.

How To : Tie an Artillery Hitch (Loop) knot

Learn how to tie an Artillery Hitch or loop - A secure way of forming a loop in the standing part of a rope so that the loop lies perpendicular to the line. This is a good knot for sailing, boating, general outdoors and even bondage.

How To : Tie a Constrictor Hitch knot

Learn how to tie a Constrictor Hitch - a great knot for tying a binding or bundle. It holds incredibly tightly and can be slipped for easy untying. This is a good knot for sailing, boating, general outdoors and even bondage.

How To : Tie a Rolling Hitch knot

Learn how to tie a Rolling Hitch - a useful knot for attaching a rope to a railing, post, or another rope where the pull is along the length of the fixed object. It isn't as good at resisting slipping as an Icicle Hitch, but it is a good deal quicker to tie. This is a good kno ...more

How To : Tie a Blood Knot

Learn how to tie a Blood Knot - Used in sailing as a somewhat decorative stopper knot or on the business end of a Cat 'O Nine Tails (hence the Blood Knot's name). This knot can be used in sailing, boating, general use, camping and bondage.

How To : Tie a Tom Fool's Knot

Learn how to tie a Tom Fool's knot - this knot is a basis for a number of decorative and functional knots. This knot can be used in sailing, boating, general use, camping and bondage.

How To : Tie a Grass Bend

How to tie a Grass Bend - A good knot for joining together two ropes made of stiff material - seat belt webbing, for example. This knot can be used in sailing, boating, general use, camping and bondage.

How To : Tie a Draw Hitch or Thief Hitch

Learn how to tie a Draw or Thief Hitch - a means of securing a rope with two standing ends - one end is load bearing, and the other can be pulled to release the knot. I used this knot extensively for raising the mast on my first trailor-sailor - Tie this above the spreaders, s ...more

How To : Tie a Bowline on the Bight

Leanr how to tie a Bowline on the Bight - This is a means of tying a bowline in the certer portion of a rope. This knot can be used in sailing, boating, general use, camping and bondage.

How To : Tie the Handcuff knot

Learn how to tie a Handcuff Knot. This is a handy knot for those times when an emergency set of handcuffs are needed :) Firefighters also use this knot, coupled with a half hitch over each loop, as a man harness. This knot can be used in sailing, boating, general use, camping ...more

How To : Tie a Thief Knot

This video shows you how to tie a Thief Knot. This knot looks a Reef Knot to the casual observer and so can be used to determine if a thief is tampering with your belongings bag - secure it with a Thief Knot, and if you find it re-tied with a Reef Knot, you know someone has be ...more

How To : Tie a Portuguese Bowline

This will show you how to tie a Portuguese Bowline - similar to a normal bowline but with an extra turn in the loop portion, making it more chafe resistant. This is used in sailing, boating, general use, camping and bondage.

How To : Tie a Shamrock knot / True Lover's knot

This shows you how to tie a Shamrock Knot / True Lover's Knot - A decorative knot, built from two Thumb Knots, that forms the shape of a shamrock. This is used in sailing, boating, general use, camping and bondage.

How To : Tie a bowline knot

This how-two knot-tying video has been created by Paul Collingridge of Guildford College. It is used as an instructional video for tree surgery students. Bowline knots are useful for boating, rock-climbing, and any time a relatively strong looped end is needed. Check out this ...more

How To : Tie the albright fishing knot

Check out this instructional fishing video that demonstrates how to tie the Albright knot. Just follow the simple instructions outlined in this boating tutorial and learn how to tie an Albright fishing knot. Knot tying is a breeze with this video. Start practicing and reel in ...more

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