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Old 13-04-2019, 13:45   #16
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Re: A Better Stopper Knot?

"Half-hitch bowline" or "overhand bowline" might be a better name - as a constrictor knot is a different knot.
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Re: A Better Stopper Knot?

Although not as pretty, a bowline can be secured against loosening by leaving the tail long and securing it to the main line with an overhand knot. It won't loosen and it will not jam under any load. Climbers have been doing it this way for 100 years.
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Although not as pretty, a bowline can be secured against loosening by leaving the tail long and securing it to the main line with an overhand knot. It won't loosen and it will not jam under any load. Climbers have been doing it this way for 100 years.
Yes, that is a great knot and I have used it whenever I really didn't want the bowline to come loose. However, I had one do just that when tied in stiff line and used underwater. Recently I have been using a yosemite bowline with the addition of an overhand knot tied around the standing end. This has the additional benefit of putting the overhand knot outside of the loop and eases my paranoia, somewhat.
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Re: A Better Stopper Knot?

I believe this is a Bow String knot. I use it myself a lot on our boat. Tied at one end of cord it makes great securement straps, including sail stops.

When cinched hard, it is very dfficult to undo. But that was the point of the knot. An easily tied knot for the end of bow strings.

I have always looked to other disciplines & sports for handy knots. The two I use most are the above bow string knot (archery) and prussic (climbing).
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Re: A Better Stopper Knot?

Thank you for the idea Mike.

I think the importance of what a kind of bowline variation to use, comes into second order of importance, but such a simple and useful idea has been out of my mind until today.

I think I will use it from now on.
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