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How to Tie a Bowline (fast and easy)

There are lots of ways to tie a bowline. I think this is the quickest, fastest, easiest to do and remember of all the ways. I learned this when I was a kid from my dad. He probably learned it in the navy in WW II, not sure. But I do know he was a sailor and knew how to tie a bowline fast.

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Ultimate Unassisted Mast Climbing

I have tried dozens of way to climb my mast. In the process I have accumulated 7 ascenders, three rappel devices, a GriGir, and numerous carabiners. I think this climbing system is the best. It is simple to rig, quick going up, requires very little to transition from up to down, and very fast and controlled going down. I can get down in 2 1/2 minutes including rigging the rappel device.

This video goes pretty fast so follow the link where there is much more detail on how the system works.

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My Youtube Channel

As of 5/21/2023 I have 4,150 subscribers and new ones every day. Thank you for subscribing. This video now has 405,000 views as well. You might enjoy it!

This link will take you to one of my videos called Nine Knots for Sailors. Take a look and then please click Follow. I do instructional videos like the mast climbing and others on knots.

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