Even before the test for the first boat license, some test subjects despair of the knot and the covering of lines. Correct handling of cordage is one of the basics of seamanship. But where is the middle between practical utility knots and traditional gimmicks? And occasional sailors even need the craft of Splicing dominate?
You definitely should these six knots can - and that too Fitting a cleat shouldn't cause you problems.
In the beginning there was Bowline. Probably the best-known seaman's and sailor's knot is often used as an all-rounder for all kinds of tasks. The Knot and rope expert Egmont Friedl explains the normal method of tying it, there are a few variations, including one-handed execution.
Already knew? The breaking load of lines is sometimes significantly reduced by knots
In the "tear test" (YACHT 6/2011) we examined the breaking load of Dyneema and polyester ropes when tying in different knots - with amazing results. With bowline and square knots, the breaking load is reduced by up to 80 percent. This must also be taken into account when buying cordage. You can read about countermeasures here in the article.
Anyone who is properly cloaked by the art of knotting can do something with the book "Knots - splicing - rigging" work in deeper.