How To Tie A Bowline Knot

Misty Moose learns why a bowline is an essential knot aboard a trawler. When we dock in a new location with large pilings we can create a loop large enough to drop over the piling and then cleat it to our boat. The bowline allows us to create a fixed-size loop without choking it to the piling. If you invert a loop over a piling and tighten it then it becomes very difficult to remove when you are ready to leave the dock.