Maritime Skills Sessions - Knots

posted Feb 15, 2021, 3:30 PM by Richard Forster   [ updated Feb 15, 2021, 5:36 PM by Posts Editor ]
One of the things some of our the more experienced LBT members have been very good at is sharing their skills.  Pip Stevenson is one of those members, and he will be running an 'Applied Knots' course at 5pm on Mondays (before dinner) for anybody who is interested.  Pip writes:

 'We will start by looking at different sorts of ropes, the difference between knots bends and hitches, the parts of a rope and applying the various knots to sail, mooring & anchoring techniques. I will also look at conventional and beam towing techniques. Of special interest will be some of the lesser known hitches such as the tugboat hitch and the stopper knot, these have many common applications and are not so widely known these days. This is basically the ropework section of a coxswain course.' 

If you'd like to practice before you come along Animated Knots ( is a good thing to look at.