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Old 22-03-2010, 20:36   #1
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Challenge: Turks Head Knot - Helm Centred

I race each week.

My skipper has a bit of sticky tape on his helm to show centre point. It isn't even in the right place.

I'd like to surprise him with a decent Turk's Head Knot or similar on the wheel - in the right spot even.

I have been searching the interweb but mostly find knots for boy scout's woggles.

Can anyone direct me to an easy to understand instructional site? I have seen animated ones which are very user friendly.

Thanks team.


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Old 22-03-2010, 21:07   #2
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Google and YouTube are your friends. Try searching "how to tie a turks head knot". Lots of good hits.

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Old 23-03-2010, 03:43   #3
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As suggested animated knots can be found. Here is one link for a Turk's Head
Turk's Head (Woggle)
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Old 23-03-2010, 04:21   #4
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Well learned what a woggle is.marc
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Old 23-03-2010, 04:24   #5
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Get yourself a copy of Arts of the Sailor The Arts of the Sailor: Knotting, Splicing and Ropework (9780486264400): Hervey Garrett Smith: Books and you will be good to go.
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I would include the following for sailor's arts: Sailmaking, Canvasmaking, Small engine repair and troubleshooting, Diesel mechanics, Basic electronics, Fiberglass repair, plumbing, Woodworking,Varishing and the use of modern paints, Physics and limited astronomy...Don't forget weather forcasting, psychology (of the crew and others in distress) and of course water safety.
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I wove my Turk's Head on the wheel using Brian Toss's instructions, contained in his book, "The Rigger's Apprentice".

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