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10+ Knots You Want To Know

How to tie and when to use more than ten of the most commonly used traditional and effective knots and several variations (including some left handed versions) shown to demonstrate how simple knots and hitches are the building blocks for more complex knots.

The Marlingspike Hitch

Learn to tie the Marlinspike (or Marlingspike) Hitch - a useful knot for making rope ladders, hanging hammocks or pulling hard on light line without the rope cutting into your hands. Many uses for this easy to tie, strong, reliable and versatile knot!

Carrick Bend – How To Tie

Learn to tie both the symmetrical and asymmetrical versions of this ancient knot once prominently featured in the art and architecture of ancient Celts and other European cultures. A knot as old as time itself. Repairs101 - your connection to the past!

Top 10 Shop Supplies You Need At Home

Bonding agents, degreasers, lubricants and solvents make up my Top ten list of must-have products for auto, home and workshop. Products shown are widely available in Canada and the US but may be difficult to obtain in more environmentally conscious countries.

Painter Hitch

This knot is used by campers, cowboys and sailors alike whenever there is a need for quick release - collapses instantly to free a spooked horse or release a boat tied to a pier with a rapidly falling tide. Perfect for dog leashes and leads too.

Fisherman’s Knot & Double Fisherman’s Knot

Easy to learn Fisherman's Knots, demonstrating both standard and double knots. Useful for joining ropes that you wish to be able to separate without a knife. Easy to follow, clear and close-up point of view perspective shots!

How to Change Transmission Oil

Changing transmission fluid (Dextron iii) in a Malibu Skier's Borg-Warner Velvet Drive 1:1 output marine gearbox. Demonstrates tools used to recover old oil and a pro tip on what to do if you can't find a clean funnel to refill the gear case with.

Alpine Butterfly – Hot Knots 5

The Alpine Butterfly is a highly useful knot used especially in rigging. When a loop is required that may take an equal strain in all directions and still allow the rope to be recovered.

Cow Hitch – Hot Knots 4

OK say you have a ring, you know the common thing to do would be to just pass that through, flip it over and you...

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