The Lightning Bowline – Your #1 Chance to be a Hero

28 April, 2020

This week’s episode is about RopeWork & Knot Tying. In this introductory video, I walk you through the ‘Lightning’ Method’ of casting a Bowline which is great for posts and large rings. This can be a lifesaver in certain circumstances and is your #1 Chance to be a crew hero!

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This is the introductory teaser for a much longer (35 min) video that covers all aspects of Bowlines that you can watch over on Patreon for the price of a beer!

In it you’ll find multiple tying variations for the bowline and an explanation of when to use them. There are also methods of creating stable bowlines that will not shake out in dynamic situations & discussion about the breaking strength of bowlines made in modern kernmantel and Class 1 ropes as opposed to traditional 3-strand rope, Finally, I chat through the history and applications for the bowline in modern sailing.

If you want to stretch your seamanship knowledge – there is only one question: Is it worth a beer to you?


Who is the Mariner?

My name is Chris Stanmore-Major better known as CSM. I have over 300,000Nm experience in racing, cruising & expedition sailing and have raced twice around the world. I sailed solo around the world in the Velux 5 Oceans Race in 2011 (in Falcon’s sister ship) becoming the 182nd person ever to circumnavigate alone.

This Podcast channel is for sailors of all skill levels and backgrounds. My passion is seamanship & self-reliance and helping others realize their sailing dreams on their own boats – whatever size or shape of craft that may be.

To Sail with the Mariner check out the Spartan Racing & Training website

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