Section 2: Rope and Ropework
Important stuff on a boat, rope, and you’ve got to know all about it. In particular the materials from which yacht ropes are made and why rope made from one material is suitable for one purpose and not another. Likewise different types of rope construction are suited to different purposes on a boat.
You need to know also how purchases are used to handle lines under heavy load and there are basic sailors’ knots which you must know so well that you can tie them in your sleep (or if not that then at least when it’s dark and you have just woken up).
The section covers the following:
Rope materials and types of construction
Purchases - tackles and winches
Bends and hitches; line handling