Essential Knots: Reef knot
Use: Tying two ends of rope together, often used for tying up a bundle of loose sail around the boom.
Step 1. Take two ends of a rope. Use one as the working end.
Step 2. Right over left. Then under.
Step 3. Then left over right and under.
Step 4. Pull tight.
Tip: Practice tying a reef knot by using your shoelaces.
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