Boating Safety - Five Sailing Rope Tips for Easier Cruising

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Visit http://www.skippertips.com for more boating safety and sailing tips like these. If you are anything like, me you want to make your mooring lines, boat anchor lines and sailing sheets last longer. This can save you big $$$s in replacement costs. Here are five sailing tips to get you started. Captain John with 25+ years of experience shows you the no-nonsense cruising skills you need for safer sailing worldwide. Visit his website at https://www.skippertips.com and sign up for his highly popular Sailing Tip of the Week. Discover how you can gain instant access to hundreds of sailing articles, videos, FREE e-Books and much more!

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Ossama Ebraheim
Ossama Ebraheim - 4 years ago
hello, great info but i wish to see a demonstration with the info
thanks VERY much my favorite Captain
Robert Schulke
Robert Schulke - 4 years ago
Nice to show a picture of the lark's. head, and how to tie it.
john jamieson
john jamieson - 4 years ago
Click on the info link (circle with an "i") in the upper right corner to access my lark's head video.
Bob Linton
Bob Linton - 4 years ago
Good one. Thanks! :+)
Captain John's Skipper Tips
Captain John's Skipper Tips - 4 years ago
Thanks for the comment, Bob.
ny1t
ny1t - 4 years ago
good tips.
jesada ngutoon
jesada ngutoon - 4 years ago
thank you
spelunkerd
spelunkerd - 4 years ago
That's an interesting idea regarding the lark's head for the clew knot. Have you ever seen it slip?
ny1t
ny1t - 4 years ago
I bought this sheet new to go with the used sail I bought at Bacon Sails in 2013. I don't remember if I bought the line at Bacon or WM, but it is a silky smooth double braid.

I think it would have taken me as long with a marlin spike because I have this aversion to poking and prying the braid on $300 worth double braid line.
Captain John's Skipper Tips
Captain John's Skipper Tips - 4 years ago
You might try one of the modern synthetics with a slicker outer core for your sheets. Also, a marlinspike should help you remove knots that have tightened up.
ny1t
ny1t - 4 years ago
Mine seized. I spent half an hour trying to break this knot lose.
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Captain John's Skipper Tips
Captain John's Skipper Tips - 4 years ago
Never. I used no other knot at the clew on all of the boat's I owned (I used hank-on headsails). Some sailmakers dislike it; they claim it seizes up so hard they have to cut it off. I never had this problem. After sailing put a bit of slack into the knot. When prepping to go sailing, remove the slack. This keeps the knot from hardening. You can also "freshen the nip" from time to time.

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