Finally done with Coast Guard Auxiliary boating safety class.
Got a certificate and am eligible for the Florida Boaters Safety card. (Although I’m old enough to not need one) I think they did a great job and I appreciate their time and effort. Some classes were tedious, but I learned something in (almost) every class. Except that navigation class – ugh.
Tonight’s class covered types of ropes, terminology and knot practice. Having taught knots to many young boy scouts meant I was free to help other students learn the knots, but I did learn one bend (i.e. knot that connects two dissimilar objects) that I think will come in handy. It’s called an “anchor bend”. It looks like this:
And here is how you tie it.
Yay, I have Wednesday nights free to sail now! I’m hoping Saturday is going to get some Sunfish repair time. And I’m told the West Marine store here is having a going out of business sale.