In order to protect a rope from damage and to aid in transporting it, you need to be able to coil a rope properly. This can be done in a number of ways as shown. When coiling let the rope fall into natural loops. In order for this to happen it will be necessary to flick and turn the rope. Once completed the coil is secured by a whipping type knot or via a loop knot.
When coiling a heavy hawser it is best to coil it in large loops on the ground. Passing the hawser through your legs will aid this process and prevent tangling. The coil is secured using short sisal ties.