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Old 08-04-2013, 01:42   #1
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Unfamiliar Knot

Noticed this today while touring a facility in China. Not sure if OSHA, or CF for that matter, would approve using a bosun's chair for painting. Has anyone used this knot?

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Climbers might use a knot like that. However their ropes tend to be slicker than that three strand so more turns are used around ring. Looks safe enough to me. The long tail keeps the knot tight.

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Old 08-04-2013, 04:11   #3
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Re: Unfamiliar Knot

As long as the tail is kept tensioned, no slippage. Slack off tail to adjust height. Learned similar for emergency rescue in fire department. Works better with braid.
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Re: Unfamiliar Knot

thats what you use to do something that requires vert. movement. hold the tail between feet and release a bit as you want to lower. Poor mans decender.
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Re: Unfamiliar Knot

oh yea, we used that in the Navy, "odd enough" for using a boatswain chair while side cleaning. (painting). no knots in the Navy, called them bends
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Re: Unfamiliar Knot

Yes, a traditional climber's belaying knot (munter hitch). I've used it many times. To paint it would be used in combination with a mule. Standard climber trick for stopping when descending.

Munter Mule | How to tie the Munter Mule | Climbing Knots

Certainly a useful knot to have in your bag of tricks.
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Re: Unfamiliar Knot

Yep, agree it is a Munter and have used it climbing. A great belay/ rappel knot. Haven't used in on a boat yet.

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