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Old 24-09-2009, 18:20   #1
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Knots and Rigging Pictures Needed

HI, While I am swanning around the kitchen with my abalone our youngest (16) is working on a history project. She just came to me and says that what would make her knot project really cool would be a picture of a boat with lines from all the sample knots she has been tying showing where they are used on a sailboat. So, anyone around here got a nice picture where the rope are pretty visible? or know of one online we could lift? I have been looking but not found much except a nice model boat. But she says it would be bad form to use a british flagged boat for her american history project.
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knots -- pictures and animation

Try Grog's Boating Knots. This site has some pictures and animations showing how to tie the knots:

Grog's Boating Knots Index

Hope this helps.
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yep, great site, she has been practicing tying knots for a week now. I wasn't clear. what she wants is a picture of a boat that she can print out for her presentation board. She wants to arrange the knots she has tied all around it and draw lines from the sample knots to locations on the boat where they would be used.

anyone?

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Hmmm thats a difficult one! Although there are lots of knots to learn I only ever use 2 or 3.....


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images.google.com –> search sailboat ..... Will get you 2,440,000 shots to choose from. Do you already know where the knots are used; does that get discussed on Grog's?
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uhh.. yeah, thanks George, even *I* managed to figure out that one ; -)

I was just hoping for someone to see the post and go "hey I remember taking some neat shots of my lines and rigging, maybe that would work."

Most of the images online are too small to be reproduced large enough and don't show much detail on things like the lines...

But no worries, we found a few that worked.

and yeah I know where they go, and she has researched it as well...

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What knots do you need pictures of?
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Sounds to me like you and she need to go down to the boat with some line...... :>)
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Old 25-09-2009, 10:12   #9
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Cheechako, that is an excellent suggestion and I am embarassed I didn't think of it myself... what is it imagine2frolic says... "BORROWED! No single one of us is as smart as all of us!" between us all we usually have most of a brain working ; -)

I did find 2 pics that worked for her. She wanted to show where the knots might be used on a boat. so on the reef knot she ran a line from the sample on the board to the sails with the reef lines in the picture. Couldn't do it on all of them, maybe half of then.

She learned how to tie 10 knots. Well she learned more than that, been tying knots all week. Tied knots I never heard of. But she choose 10 that she felt were good samples. Not sure what her criteria were. didn't want them to be too similar I think.

She did;

bowline
reef/square
carrick bend
anchor bend
sheet bend
figure 8
truckers hitch
constrictor
rolling hitch
cleat hitch

She did description of how they are used and what their strengths and weaknesses were. It was pretty cool. I have to say I rigged up a very nifty cleat out of a carved up chopstick that she glued down and did the cleat hitch on.

she's hoping the teacher thinks it's cool too. I drove her in and dropped her off with it this am.

I shoulda taken pictures. when it gets back. It's pretty interesting.
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The constictor knot, often attibuted to Clifford Ashley, might prove to be the most handy of all. She can use it to tie off a bleeding artery, secure a hose to a water pump, or bind up a bag of gold coins she may salvage from a sunken wreck. This is way cool. How about adding a monkey's fist and a Turk's head to the collection? You are to be most commended for your support of these ancient and honored knots and bindings. She did pretty well, also. Brava!
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thank you!

my signature knot is the fiador... but she looked at that and went *PASS*!

she did learn new ways of using the words 'purchase' and seize'. She thought that the vocabulary was pretty interesting.
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- - You can find free pix and descriptions of knots on the websites of the various rope manufacturers. Also look to Brion Toss's website - he is sort of "guru" of boat rigging.
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my signature knot is the fiador...
You're also an equestrienne (cowgirl)?
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I am I am Gord!

Horse and boats... well and dogs and cooking and a few other things, but yeah, horses and boats... cowgirled up in my youth, but more of a crosscrounty eventer now.

I can tie a custom halter or hackamore with one lentgh of rope thats pretty nifty is I do say so myself.. that fiador is a pain in the ass to tie, but it sure looks pretty and holds well.
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