Since the first boat was invented, from 7,000 to 10,000 years ago, nautical knots have been a necessary tool for sailors of all eras.

Here are a few of the most commonly used nautical knots.


Name of Knot
  1. Anchor Hitch
  2. Bowline
  3. Clove Hitch
  4. Figure Eight
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