Short but succinct review of sailing skills, including nomenclature, sail airfoil theory, sail trim, buoyage, wind shifts, reefing, right of way rules, crew overboard procedures, and knots.
An eyesplice to a chain link cuts the rope's strength in half at that point. Better to splice the chain and rope, using this well-illustrated step-by-step instructions.
Small on-line mailing list on spars, rigs, rigging, and tuning questions. You can search the archives by subject.
Watch knots tie themselves, stopping the animation at any point.
One of the best. Animated diagrams of knots tying themselves. Basic knots plus timber hitch, sheepshank, sheet bends, rolling hitch, and others.