Man Overboard

By Mawgan Grace Cover Photo by anouar olh Every skipper worth his salt should have a clear and rehearsed MOB plan for recovering an crew member from overboard, writes Mawgan Grace.  This plan should be relayed and discussed with the crew so that they understand it as well. With new and unfamiliar crew, it is […]

The Dollymans or Truckers Hitch

This is a very useful hitch for tying down loose canisters, drums, spars, or jerrycans, or for providing tension to a halyard that may be needed as an emergency rigging stay. It’s origins, as with many knots, was on the square riggers where a line was needed to put further tension on rigging utilizing dolly’s […]