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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

  5. Hello fellow knotyer! I am enjoying you channel greatly! I am wondering if you could help on a certain knot idea: ending a harbor gasket with a ring at both ends. The harbor gasket can be found in Ashley’s book of knots and other books, but only show on end done. The knot is like a regular senior, middled around one ring, but ending securely around another is baffling. Please help and keep knotting!

  6. Hello! Having some issues with ending a harbor gasket with another ring : the work is started like any other sennit with odd-number strands which are middled at the first ring. So ya, could please help me figure this puzzle out? Thank you.

    • Do you have a photo of the problem? You can drag and drop a photo here: I also wonder if you are on Facebook, as there are a couple of nautical knotting groups there that may be able to help. I have located it in Ashley’s.

  7. Hello, I’m from the USA.
    I have several 50-foot watering hoses I must occasionally, manually, coil into 2-1/2 foot diameter circles. I have been securing the first end to the next circle of hose, to start off. Then coiling the remainder, then securing the entire hose with a single knot. I’m having trouble identifying which knot to use to secure the entire coiled hose, as each circle moves more or less independently of the others.

    I’m looking for a knot that will stay tight overnight, encountering either dew or rain. I tried a Bowline on a Bite, but that didn’t stay tight. That is described here:

    I will try the Nilsson Knot next, described here:

    Thanks, Kevin

  8. Please can you provide me with a private e mail address as I need to raise a serious matter that arose today that I am sure you will not want to be shared publically

  9. I am still awaiting a response or at least an acknowledgement to the serious matter I raised in my previous email.

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