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Don Street Sailors' Knots, Line Handling & Throwing
Filmed in Martinique aboard Iolaire, his 46 ft engineless wooden yawl, legendary sailor Don Street teaches you and your crew everything you need to know about sailors' knots & line throwing in just 50 minutes. Don has decades of ocean sailing experience. Check him out at http://www.street-iolaire.com/
Don starts by covering 8 basic knots then adds more advanced knots like the rolling hitch, fisherman's bend, and tow boat hitch. With a down to earth style, he teaches you how to tie each knot and most importantly, when to use it, making a sometimes difficult subject easy and pleasurable. First Don demonstrates at normal speed then he shows you a slow motion close up that makes the knot's path easy to follow and learn. Don also covers proper line handling, dock line throwing, sail stops, halyards, and how to repair a chafed rope.