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Keeping lines in place, the figure of eight knot
Lazy line ends have a tendency to fly out through blocks, up and out of masts.

Enlarging an existing round hole
Enlarging an existing round hole can present a challenge. Round holes are typically cut out by a hole-saw mounted on a drill. However, a pre-existing hole lacks the infill for the piloting bit to centre the saw blade. This makes it impossible to use a hole-saw to cut enlargements.

The useful rolling hitch
Sailing is a world of knots, bends, hitches, loops etc each targeted at specific roles. There are far too many to learn them all, unless you take pleasure in the art, and for a starter trying to get to grips with rope handling it can be daunting.


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