Before heading out onto the water with your sailboat, it's important to know some basic boat knots to ensure a safer ride across the waves. Learning how to tie a boat knot is a step that will make your sailing experience a far better, and more fun, one. To get you there, the team at Seattle Yachts International has created an illustrated step-by-step guide for 16 of the best sailing knots to get familiar with. Check out our nautical knot-tying guide below to be better prepared when you hit the open seas.
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While all of these different types of knots are important, one of the best sailboat knots to learn how to tie is the cleat hitch knot. This knot is used to secure your sailboat to the dock, a common and necessary task when boating. When you're tying your boat up with a cleat knot, it's important to follow the sequence of steps or the knot could jam.
Below is a list of the 16 boat knots that we think every sailor should know, especially if you're just learning to sail sailboats or yachts.
Have you ever sailed a sailboat, yacht, or other seafaring vessel and found yourself in need of one of these sailing knots?
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