The mooring hitch is a good alternative to the clove hitch and is another good knot to add to your kayaking knot repertoire. The knot can be used to temporarily tie your kayak to a row or post.
Step 1: Loop the rope around the object.
Step 2: Create a loop with the end of the rope in front or on top of the initial line feed.
Step 3: With your free hand reach between t
he loop you just created and pull the other side of the rope through the loop.
Step 4: Take the free end of the rope and bring it through the loop you just created. Bring the free end back through the same loop.
Step 5: Pull the initial feed of rope to tighten the knot.