Knots – figure of 8
Tying knots – the mainstay of sailing is a basic skill and a very practical one.
Here, we are going to learn a very basic figure 8 knot, where and why its used.
It is similar to an overhand knot but but for a twist
Its not likely to come undone under load or agitation.
Purpose: to stop the rope from just running through a cleat or hole.
Its relativity easy to untie when not on load. But not in the middle of a long line,