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Boating Knots

Rope Knots, sailing and boating go hand in hand. In fact most knots trace back to the early days of sail. For example, the Buntline Hitch was used to secure buntline to the foot of the sails on square-rigged ships. Mouse over a knot name in the list below to see a description of that knot.


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