Knowing how to tie a small set of basic knots is an essential skill set for every boater. While most know how to tie an overhand knot or maybe a bowline, not all know some other salty knots like "hitch" knots, which are handy for attaching items such as fenders or fender boards to your boat.

In this how-to video, we show how to tie two basic hitch knots--the clove hitch and rolling hitch. Watch this video and then show your crew how salty you are the next time you tie off your fenders to the boat:

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Interested in learning how to tie additional knots? Read Knot Tying for Boaters: 5 Basic Knots.

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