Knowing how to tie a boat winch rope will come in handy if you need to take tension away with a winch that is jammed. It can also be useful in other situations. Here's a simple method for tying a boat winch rope.
Step 1 - Find what You are Tying to
You need to have something to tie on to with this method. You can use a fence, another line, a pole, or anything else that is secure.
Step 2 - Start the Knot
Wind the winch rope around the secure object loosely twice. Do this in the same direction you are going to pull to make this easier.
Step 3 - Create the Knot
Take the rope and cross over the line where you wrapped it around the object. Create another loop around after this. Pull the rope to create a taut line. Be sure to keep the line parallel to the object it's tied to. If you pull at an angle you will end up with a loose and messy knot that won't be secure. You now have your basic knot. You can adjust the knot by loosening it and moving up or down on the secure object.