GetMyBoat's Captain Dave shows us how to properly and easily tie a sheet bend knot.

What Is the Sheet Bend Knot Used For?

The sheet bend is used to tie line of dissimilar diameter.

How to Tie a Sheet Bend Knot

First, make a loop with the larger line. Then bring the smaller line through the loop in the larger line and around the back.

When coming back through the loop in the larger line, pull the smaller line underneath itself and above the thicker line. Then pull!

As the knot tightens, it will strengthen.

Tips for a Strong Sheet Bend Knot

Remember that your sheet bend must have constant tension, otherwise it can come loose.

Like all good knots, a sheet bend can easily come undone for quick release.