A Practical and Visual Guide to the Essentials of Marine Knots! Every good sailor must know the basic knots, indispensable for his safety and life on board in general. This handy little manual offers you the opportunity to master the essentials of knot-tying, with clearly illustrated step-by-step instructions. The Ultimate Guide to Nautical Knots focuses on 22 vital knots, including: BowlineFigure Eight KnotCleat Hitch Thief Knot This is a great introduction to the art of seamanship. Its simple and concrete step-by-step instructions will enable you to have a good time and have you tying knots in no time.The Ultimate Guide to Nautical Knots is a great introduction to ropework and a seaman's essential companion; make it yours, too!