As kids we are taught the snake trajectory or the rabbit and the tree to help us learn to tie the bowline - one of the most basic and important of all nautical knots. Once learned, who can forget it? A power boater only needs to know a few basic knots to get by in most situations.
By clicking below you can teach yourself those knots in a minute or two with the easy instructional device provided by "Animated Knots by Grog."
Probably the most basic of all nautical knots is the "cleat hitch" and we never cease to be amazed at how many boaters don't know how to do it properly - and pile figure 8 upon figure 8 on it until it's a mess.