When you are cruising , besides the Bowline - What would you list as next most useful knot ?
How often have you encountered what could be termed a "overwind sheet lock/jam on a winch" ? How do you free the offending sheet ? One answer = The running hitch - take a length of line, tie a running hitch to the taut sheet back from the clew - the other end to a free winch - wind in the line until the sheet is slack - free the lock/jam and rewind the sheet proper on its winch - take up the sheet , then remove your running hitch and the line from the free winch. Relax !
See some other 20 kots illustrated in our Cruising WIKI
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