Appreciating Deeply, Photos of Built Stuff Ropes on Boats, McClellanville SC 07 March 2018 13 March 2018 Trains & Boats & Planes One thing about wintering near the ocean: it affords me many opportunities to see many kinds of boats and to note their differences and similarities. Flat-bottomed boat used as 49-passenger ferry and for nature tours in Cape Romain NWR estuary Shrimping boat at McClellanville commercial dock Speedboat at marina in St. Augustine FL The conclusion seems clear: Boats have ropes. Pelican Nose, Murrell’s Inlet SC Zippers on Boats, Charleston 9 Comments barbara carlson 11 March 2018 at 1:01 pm 2 years ago Ever seen a rope being made? Isabel Gibson 11 March 2018 at 1:28 pm 2 years ago Barbara – I have not. You? Jim Taylor 11 March 2018 at 3:26 pm 2 years ago I’m a traditionalist about knots — possibly the result of having learned more knots, more accurately, than anyone else in my Scout Troop way back when. So I have contempt for the owner of the speedboat who seems to have thrown his ropes together. Jim T Isabel Gibson 11 March 2018 at 10:58 pm 2 years ago Jim T – Good enough, p’raps. Alison 11 March 2018 at 5:48 pm 2 years ago Agree, Jim. My dad taught me knots, and it’s been a useful skill over the years. One skill my husband does NOT have. And Isabel, I’m surprised you haven’t made rope?? I’m sure we made rope at Upper Canada Village? and Louisburg? and probably Fort Edmonton? seems a popular activity at many historic villages. I’ll teach you next time we’re together! Isabel Gibson 11 March 2018 at 11:00 pm 2 years ago Alison – OK, that’s a deal. Laurna Tallman 11 March 2018 at 9:57 pm 2 years ago I learned ropes and have wondered ever since why that was part of the Scouting tradition. I have used perhaps three of them fairly often and would have to study to recall the others. Knitting stitches would have been more useful! Isabel Gibson 11 March 2018 at 11:05 pm 2 years ago Laurna – It is not too late to learn those knitting stitches. Comments are closed.