Category: Bend or Joining
Use a fisherman’s knot to join cords of equal diameter and similar construction, when lengthening lashings.
How to tie:
The figure eight loop was probably originally a climber knot that went to sea. It is preferred by some to the classic bowline because it’s easier to teach, remember and tie, especially when cold, wet and tired.
How to tie:
At first, I thought I’d set off cruising and once I’m beyond cell tower range in the United States I’d be “off the grid” as far as internet access goes. Thankfully I was wrong with that line of thought. I follow several sailing blogs and almost all mention fairly reliable internet access at popular cruising locations.
I just watched this documentary this morning and wanted to share. It primarily focuses on surfing, but there’s a lot of information and images of French Polynesia in general and specifically Tahiti.
There’s information about wave science and great views of the island and the reefs, thriving with aquatic life. This is the kind of stuff that
I’m educating myself about sailing, cruising and all things nautical lately. This book I bought yesterday is just one more link in the chain that will hopefully help me become more knowledgeable and competent when it comes to sailing.