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  1. I hope that you may be able to help me, please. A few years ago a friend bought a new traditional style sailing boat, rigged accordingly.

    One part of the rig required a piece of rope to be joined to another forming a ‘T’ and had to be non-slip. The handbook for the boat described how to tie the knot and gave its name…both of which I’ve forgotten. Although I’ve been around small boats for over 60 years, I’d never heard of this knot.

    I now have a use for this knot on my own boat…do you know its name?

    Thanking you in anticipation.

    James Coleborn (Exmouth)

    • Hello James

      Many thanks for visiting this site. I do have a copy of the “Toss” Rigging Handbook, so I will have a look through that to see what is listed. If I can not personally find it, I will post your comments on the knotting forum and see what reply I get from that.

      Kind regards,


  2. Hello, I have been looking to make my own tip cap fender and not that the DIY fenders book is not available from main book shops.
    Can you help in directing me to a copy ether printed or electronic.
    Many thanks in advance for your time and information.

    • Hello Stephen, thank you so much for taking the time to contact us. Can you tell me what country you are in, I will then see if I can point you in the right direction? JD

  3. Hi,
    I was wondering which cordage would be best to use on a bell rope and where to find it.
    Thanks and happy Christmas.

        • Hello Michael

          OK if you are Facebook please feel free to join this group UK Rope Cords Tools Supplies Here you will be able to link up with everyone else struggling to get hold of good cordage. Generally if you are looking for quality cordage you would need to contact Mikko Snellman. If you send him an email and tell him what you are trying to do he will send you the correct cordage for the job. He does also do bell rope kits, if you are still learning. You can contact Mikko via the FB page above or here is his site:

  4. Hallo, can the monkey fist jig you are using be puschased or ordered through you,your advice would be appreciated.
    Kind regards T. Carver

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