Preventing Tangled Lines

Photograph of line coiled in a figure of eight.
This is the best way to stop knots and tangles in a line. Where has this been all my life?

I’ve been sailing since I was a young kid; I was always taught to coil lines in a simple loop. And that’s what I’ve been doing all my life. Well, it was, until I came across this handy tip to coil them in a figure of eight.

In my experience it works brilliantly. No more tangled line. I can just drop my food bag line on the ground and the line comes free. It’s great. Give it a try.

Photograph showing line stowed after coiling in a figure of eight.
Completed figure of eight line stow.

What do you think?