The cleat hitch is another of my MUST KNOW knots. I use it many times everytime I sail and everytime I tie up at the dock. Its useful to tie the tender to the boat. I tie up the halyards to the mast using a Cleat HItch. I've never had it fail but If I'm worried I just add a couple of extra hitches if there is any extra rope left over.
Tying a Cleat Hitch
Learn the cleat hitch, its really useful. Plus its fast once you get it.
I'm always surprised to see how few people can do the hitch quickly and easily.
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