The Combat Cleat, No Slack(ing off) and Avoiding the Upside-Down Cleat
This video is the first follow up to my original dockline handling video. I’m working on two more boat handling videos – keeping the videos shorter has the handy side effect that they’re much less time consuming to produce!
This video covers 3 important points:
- The COMBAT CLEAT (0:34) is the easiest way to make a line to a cleat for docking purposes – helpful for anyone who doesn’t yet tie a cleat hitch by muscle memory
- Keeping slack out of the dockline (1:52) you’re handling makes docking much easier on the skipper.
- Avoiding the UPSIDE-DOWN CLEAT (3:33) keeps otherwise perfect cleat hitches from binding up and becoming a serious problem.
See you out there!!