How to Tie a Boat Winch Rope

What You'll Need
Winch rope
Secure, solid object to tie on to

Knowing how to tie a boat winch rope will come in handy if you need to take tension away with a winch that is jammed. It can also be useful in other situations. Here's a simple method for tying a boat winch rope.

Step 1 - Find what You are Tying to

You need to have something to tie on to with this method. You can use a fence, another line, a pole, or anything else that is secure. 

Step 2 - Start the Knot

Wind the winch rope around the secure object loosely twice. Do this in the same direction you are going to pull to make this easier.

Step 3 - Create the Knot

Take the rope and cross over the line where you wrapped it around the object. Create another loop around after this. Pull the rope to create a taught line. Be sure to keep the line parallel to the object it's tied to. If you pull at an angle you will end up with a loose and messy knot that won't be secure. You now have your basic knot. You can adjust the knot by loosening it or down on the secure object.