Essential Knots: Clove hitch
Use: Tying a rope to posts, bollards, rings or a guardrail.
Step 1. Make a turn around the object and lay the working end diagonally back over the standing part.
Step 2. Pass the working end round the object and back through the loop.
Step 3. Pull tight Tip: Learn how to tie and adjust a fender using a clove hitch – this is a job for everyone on board.
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