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Boating Skills And Seamanship 1 Copyright 2007 - Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Lines And Knots For Your Boat Chapter 11.

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1 Boating Skills And Seamanship 1 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Lines And Knots For Your Boat Chapter 11

2 Boating Skills And Seamanship 2 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Lesson Objectives Marlinspike seamanship Rope Use and care How to store Handling hardware Useful knots Securing boat lines

3 Boating Skills And Seamanship 3 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Line vs Rope What is the difference between line and rope?

4 Boating Skills And Seamanship 4 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Rope Materials Nylon Polyester Polypropylene Special ropes Wire

5 Boating Skills And Seamanship 5 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Rope Materials Nylon Strongest size for size of synthetic Stretches most, resists chafing Good for dock lines, towing and anchoring Polyester costs more than nylon easier & smoother to handle, little stretch

6 Boating Skills And Seamanship 6 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Rope Materials Polypropylene Floats costs less deteriorates in sunlight Hard, smooth surface slips on cleats cuts

7 Boating Skills And Seamanship 7 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Rope Materials Wire Rope Mostly Stainless Steel Maximum STRENGTH Minimum STRETCH Used mostly on sailboats for standing and running rigging Used on davits

8 Boating Skills And Seamanship 8 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Rope Construction Braided rope Laid rope Webbing Reprinted with permission from Knots, Slices and Line Handling: A Captain ’ s Quick Guide by Charlie Wing

9 Boating Skills And Seamanship 9 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Best Type to Use What would guide your choice about what rope you should use?

10 Boating Skills And Seamanship 10 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Best Type to Use Strength Elasticity Resistance to chafing Resistance to sunlight Resistance to slipping Buoyancy Ease in handling Storage conditions

11 Boating Skills And Seamanship 11 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Care of Rope Uncoiling Do not over stress Clean and dry Prevent chafing Prevent fraying Inspect often especially wire rope

12 Boating Skills And Seamanship 12 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Making Up a Line Coiling Faking Flemishing

13 Boating Skills And Seamanship 13 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Knots, Bends, and Hitches Knot Bend Hitch Eye Splice

14 Boating Skills And Seamanship 14 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Knots, Bends, and Hitches Knot formed in the line Bend ties one line to another Hitch joins line to spar, ring, etc. Eye loop at an end of a line Splice making an eye or joining 2 lines

15 Boating Skills And Seamanship 15 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Parts Of A Line Working end Bitter end Standing part Bight Round turn Overhand loop Underhand loop

16 Boating Skills And Seamanship 16 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Stopper Knot 1 2 2

17 Boating Skills And Seamanship 17 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Square/Reef Knot

18 Boating Skills And Seamanship 18 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Sheet Bend/Becket Bend

19 Boating Skills And Seamanship 19 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Clove Hitch Reprinted with permission from Nautical Knots Illustrated, Revised Edition by Paul Snyder and Arthur Snyder

20 Boating Skills And Seamanship 20 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Two Half Hitches

21 Boating Skills And Seamanship 21 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Anchor or Fisherman’s Bend

22 Boating Skills And Seamanship 22 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Rolling Hitch

23 Boating Skills And Seamanship 23 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Bowline

24 Boating Skills And Seamanship 24 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Various knots Stopper – prevent line from pulling through Square – equal size lines, hard to release Sheet/Becket Bend – different size lines, double more secure, easier to release Clove hitch – for piling or rail but works free Two Half hitches – as above but easier to release when under tension

25 Boating Skills And Seamanship 25 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Various knots Anchor or fisherman’s bend – to secure slippery line e.g. fishing line Rolling Hitch – one use is to tie new line to one under tension. Pull on the new line to take the tension off the original line. Bowline – temporary eye in line, easy to release, frequent choice of boaters

26 Boating Skills And Seamanship 26 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Splices Short Splice Long Splice Eye Splice

27 Boating Skills And Seamanship 27 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Securing Lines Cleats Horned Jam Cam

28 Boating Skills And Seamanship 28 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Securing Lines Turnbuckles

29 Boating Skills And Seamanship 29 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Securing Lines

30 Boating Skills And Seamanship 30 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Lead Lines

31 Boating Skills And Seamanship 31 Copyright Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. Dipping the Eye


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