Even seasoned boaters sometimes get anxious when they hear the word knots. As you will learn in this video, however, learning to tie knots can be easy for any boat owner.
For the first boater’s knot, simply take your line at the looped end and pass it over the cleat. Slip each side of the loop around the cleat and pull the long end through the center horns. The “mo’ better” knot involves simply looping your line around the boat’s cleat in a figure-eight shape, and using more rope is better for a firmer knot. To tie a cleat knot, come around the horn of the cleat through the bottom and cross back under to cinch.
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