The art of
Marlinspikemanship came first in my life as a Boy Scout. The knot
I remember tying first was the one that the rabbit jumped out of the hole and
around the tree. Of course it was the Bowline, (which is a real handy
I became active in
fishing and camping which involves more knots.
Then as I became a Rigger Helper then a Rigger, there were more knots,
progressing to an Apprentice Sail Maker then a Sail Maker Journeyman to
an instructor of the trade - more knots. Then I started to teach
Seamanship Classes for USPS and knot tricks for
their kids program.