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SAIL Magazine's Essential Sailing Knot: Rolling Hitch

by SAIL Editors, Posted March 19, 2015

The Boston Sailing Center’s Francois Asselin looks at the construction and uses of that saltiest of knots, the rolling hitch. In particular, Francois explains how this knot can be used to help untangle even the worst winch override. 


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SAIL Magazine's Essential Sailing Knot: Coil a Line

by SAIL Editors, Posted March 19, 2015

Take good care of your lines, and your lines will take good care of you. In this video, the Boston Sailing Center’s Francois Asselin shows the correct and easiest way to coil a line so it will be ready to run when needed. 


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The Boston Sailing Center’s Francois Asselin take a look at the clove hitch, the two different ways it can be tied and its many uses. These include securing a coil to a lifeline, or attaching a mooring line to a bollard or piling. 

 

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In this video the Boston Sailing Center’s Francois Asselin looks at two well-known and extremely important knots: one of which serves to join two lines, and one of which most definitely NOT (although many people do in fact use it for this purpose).


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SAIL Magazine's Essential Sailing Knot: the Bowline

by SAIL Editors, Posted March 19, 2015

Whatever would the sailing world do without that most perfect of knots, the trusty bowline? In this video, the Boston Sailing Center’s Francois Asselin shows not one, not two but THREE different ways to tie this knot


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