You can avoid dealing with knots as you get ready to ride with some simple wrangling. Start by either dragging your rope with the handle in the boat or toss it off the dock. This gets the twists out of the rope and makes coiling it much easier. Start coiling the rope about the same size as the triangle of the handle. The smaller coils help keep figure eights out of the rope, which are a big cause of knots. While you are coiling, spin the rope in your fingers, making loops. Once you finish the coils, leave a “tail” that is just a little longer than the length of your coils.