What’s a good knot

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  1. Blue Bill

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    You guys beat me to it.
     
  2. schmee

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    A Bowline of course. But if you want to also use it for tension a Trucker's Hitch.
     
  3. Jupiter

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    I've started down the knot rabbithole! Spent an hour looking at hitches and bends today. Kinda pleased to recognize several from my Webelo days. Think I'm gonna try to get my boy interested in it...

    But first I guess I gotta google the Bimini twist...
     
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    And the clove hitch for the fenders.
     
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    If you're knot-curious you should definitely learn the follow-through figure-8. It's an elegant & fun knot.

    It's the preferred knot for attaching your harness to the rope in rock climbing.

    The bowline is similar and everyone should learn that too, and the bowline is definitely better for tying a boat up on a mooring where the wind will repeatedly yank the boat around and tighten the knot.

    But the FFF8 is easier to tie and easier to inspect for quality so it's generally safer.

    The Bowline is better if there are repeated hard loads on the knot in one way, it's easier to untie the bowline afterwards. But the safety advantages with the FFF8 generally outweigh that if a person is on the line.

    I had to learn to tie the bowline in different orientations blindfolded for sailing.. but once I stopped sailing and practicing you quickly lose it. So I'll now use the FFF8 instead for non-climbing stuff.
     
  6. Jupiter

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    Interesting: there are all these different worlds of knots: nautical, arborist, mountain climbing, fishing, trucking, bondage...
     
  7. Jupiter

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    Hey BTW, how do ya pronounce bowline?
     
  8. Chud

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    I was never so proficient at tying multiple knots outside of my evolution at Mountain Warfare School in Bridgeport, CA. When you're tying your own swiss seat, and your life and lives of others depend on how well you learned the rest of your knots, that skill becomes very real. I couldn't remember how to tie one of them now if you paid me, but there was a day when I had to pass a speed test on my knots.
     
  9. Chud

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    We always pronounced bow-luhn
     
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    Recently, I had to learn the long splice to put together a bunch of shoeter pieces. I already knew the short splice but it wouldn't have worked for the purpose.
     
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    for attaching rope to carabiner, bowline. dealer's choice on tensioning but I always used a trucker's hitch and secured it with two half hitches or if a lot of tension is involved then a taut-line hitch
     
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    That type of application is what at a line was developed for

     
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    I think that's the most common pronunciation, but I grew up in the South and we pronounced it "BO-LAHN"... which rhymes with Pro-Line. :)
     
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    Yeah, bo-lin, accent on first syllable.

    @Jupiter , if you’re googling knots look up the perfection loop. The diagrams will make you dizzy:lol:
     
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    since you're going down that rabbit hole here are three books in my library
    Ashley Book of Knots
    Handbook of Knots
    Everything Knots

    have fun. the proper knot in the proper line and application is a thing of beauty.
    remember if you cant tie a good knot tie bunches of them
     
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    +1
     
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