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That's all good stuff but the normal Broads mooring rope is 3 strand "soft laid" left hand laid rope. If you hold it in front, pointing away from you, the strands will twist towards the left.

This will coil naturally into the left hand, but will tend to kink if you coil it right handed.

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Hello Vaughan,

Yes we use 3 strand rather than the braided in the video.

But I'm left handed and I do have the exact problem with knots forming as demonstrated when making the coils before hanging them  up. (And I was taught to do it that way 50 years ago by a sailing instructor!).


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