Sailboat Ropes and Knots

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All tied up!  Boating season has arrived and so have the knots.  Have you ever looked really close at the ropes on a sailboat?  Who knew there were so many different ways to tie a knot.  Angler’s loop, bowline loop, double bowline loop, clove hitch, rolling hitch, anchor hitch, the list goes on.  Believe me I am no expert, but now I can appreciate the art of tying a good knot!  Combine this with the natural boat wood and metal makes it that much better. Check out these great and sometimes whacky ropes at New York City’s Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport.

As for me, I will stick with the traditional Windsor knot for my ties!  See the virtual lesson below. Check out for vintage home furnishings.

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So many boat ropes

I don’t think I could tie this knot

This rope is not going anywhere!

This is a lot of work on the boat

I can’t figure out which end is up with these ropes

Nice weathered metal lantern

These are some serious metal chains

Don’t ask me.  I thought you might know what this is!

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The Windsor Tie Knot. Click here if the virtual image does not appear.

decorative wood sailboats

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decorative wood sailboats

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