United States Power Squadrons®

For Boaters, By Boaters™


All thumbs when it comes to securing your boat and gear?  In this hands-on program, you'll learn to tie the most useful knots using the included step-by-step USPS Guide Knots, Bends and Hitches.  Take the materials home to practice the many other knots described in the guide. The McGraw-Hill book Knots, Bends and Hitches for Mariners is also available.

What’s Included?
  • Practical skills
  • Rope selection
  • Marlinespike seamanship
  • Rope versus line
  • Size
  • Parts of a line
  • Classes of knots
  • Line construction
  • Strength
  • Applications
  • Common knots for mariners
  • Care and handling

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