The latest in our recent skills series, this highly useful meetup is for those who wish to learn a set of the most important knots for managing kayaks and other boats. Not for those who already collect knots and are looking to add more esoteric bends to their list, or otherwise distract and challenge the instructors. ;-) If you already know a few on the list (see below), don't worry, you can still come, learn some new ones, and enjoy the pizza & beer.
We'll start by arguing over what kind of toppings we want on our order-in pizza. (We will include a gluten-free option.) (BYOBeer or other beverage of your choice.) Once the order is placed, we will proceed with a series of knots.
This will be a self-paced workshop, with you taking as much time as you need to master one knot before progressing to the next one. The important thing is to stop adding knots BEFORE they run together and you forget them all. Application will be a key component of the workshop, and we'll have a kayak in the room, plus other props to simulate live situations. Our list of knots will include:
• Taught-line hitch
• Clove hitch
• Rolling hitch
• Constrictor knot
• Sheet bend
• Hanking a line (2 methods)
Again, it's not expected that you learn all of these in this session. It's best to learn a few well enough that you won't forget them and can start applying them. Then add more later once those are solid.