Terms. Tools of the trade. Choosing a rope. Ten Knots Everyone Should Know. Round turn & Two half hitches. Clove hitch. Figure of eight. Reef Knot. Bowline. Bowline on a bight. Sheet bend. Double sheet bend. Fisherman's bend/Anchor hitch. Rolling hitch. Other Useful Knots. Carrick bend. Sheepshank. Constrictor knot. Buntline hitch. Surgeon's knot. Alpine butterfly bend. Fisherman's knot/Englishman's knot. Cow hitch. Cow hitch round turn and Prusik knot. Timber hitch. Marlinespike hitch. Man harness knot/Artillery loop. Trucker's hitch/Dolly knot. Marling hitches. Coiling a rope. Turk's head. Splices & Whipping. Eye Splice. Short Splice. Eye in braid-on-braid rope. Eye in braid-on-3-strand rope. Common whipping. Sailmaker's whipping. Heat sealing the end of a synthetic rope.
Steve Judkins is a member of the international Guild of Knot Tyers. He is a professional sailing instructor and was formerly in the royal Navy, serving on HMY Brittania. Tim Davison is a highly experienced sailor, who spends much of his time cruising the Mediterranean.
"Colour diagrams are used to show yachtsmen how to get knotted, step-by-step." (Yachting Monthly, June 2007)