The Constrictor Knot

This is an excellent knot for holding bundles together but it’s also the knot I use to tie fenders on the safety lines. I prefer it to the clove hitch because it doesn’t come undone like a clove hitch and is simple and faster to tie/untie than a round turn and two half hitches.

Carrick Bend

This knot is very useful especially if the two lines, or even cables, are too thick or stiff to bend easily. It will not jam even when wet and under load. The Carrick bend is also the basis for decorative woven mats and coasters.