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Old 15-09-2015, 16:25   #16
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Re: I Need a Knot

I like to tie mine on the spoke, not on the rim. It serves the same purpose.
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I used electrical tape
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Old 15-09-2015, 17:13   #18
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I used electrical tape
Probable saved a few grey hairs .

I am now eagerly looking around trying to see what else this could be used for. We have a tiller, so I can't even make use of it on a wheel. I now have one attractive PVC Tee piece and that's it .

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Starting with baby steps I got this far. Discovered that using a section of rubber hose for practice isn't ideal due to the higher friction. Need to use a smooth non-friction surface to make the loops equal and be able to snug the knot tight. It's been raining and the cockpit isn't the coziest spot to be, so I am down below, away from the wheel.

Tomorrow, a 3L version!

Found lots of inspiration at Paracord Guild, videos on Youtube.

Will also go back and practice the Alpine Butterfly Bend. In my haste today, used a sheetbend just because I was in a hurry. Need to really make it one of those knots that I can do with my eyes closed.

This is kinda fun!
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Probable saved a few grey hairs .

I am now eagerly looking around trying to see what else this could be used for. We have a tiller, so I can't even make use of it on a wheel. I now have one attractive PVC Tee piece and that's it .

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A few ideas:
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Starting with baby steps I got this far. Discovered that using a section of rubber hose for practice isn't ideal due to the higher friction. Need to use a smooth non-friction surface to make the loops equal and be able to snug the knot tight. It's been raining and the cockpit isn't the coziest spot to be, so I am down below, away from the wheel.

Tomorrow, a 3L version!

Found lots of inspiration at Paracord Guild, videos on Youtube.

Will also go back and practice the Alpine Butterfly Bend. In my haste today, used a sheetbend just because I was in a hurry. Need to really make it one of those knots that I can do with my eyes closed.

This is kinda fun!
Meant to say Zeppelin Bend.
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Re: I Need a Knot

I have put Turks heads on my wheels for a long time. Because my boat doesn't have a King spoke I wrap it on the rim. The advantage of that I you have a tactile feedback as to the centered position.

I also have them wrapped on boat hooks, flashlights, boat brushes etc... I tend to use line for every possible purpose including shackles.




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"I have put Turks heads on my wheels for a long time. Because my boat doesn't have a King spoke I wrap it on the rim. The advantage of that I you have a tactile feedback as to the centered position.

I also have them wrapped on boat hooks, flashlights, boat brushes etc... I tend to use line for every possible purpose including shackles."

So post some pics!
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Starting with baby steps I got this far. Discovered that using a section of rubber hose for practice isn't ideal due to the higher friction. Need to use a smooth non-friction surface to make the loops equal and be able to snug the knot tight. It's been raining and the cockpit isn't the coziest spot to be, so I am down below, away from the wheel.

Tomorrow, a 3L version!

This is kinda fun!
Redsky, how is it progressing? It is fun isn't it! .
So far I have just been using my hand as a mandrel, so friction hasn't been an issue.

By the way, the photo you posted is of a 3L version. Was it a five or four you were planning to try out next?

Just in case anyone is having a play with the 5 lead version, although it is based on a 3 lead, it does not work with a mule if you try the Grog 3L version. You need to start the same way as in lesson 1 above to produce an even number of side loops (bights) for the easy 'mule method' to work. I learned that the hard way after trying multiple times thinking I was making errors!

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After the initial completion of the five leads, I wove the cord around another five times, producing two parallel strands, known as a 5 lead/9 bight (the bights are the number of times you go around after the initial one).
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I have been doing a bit of reading and found I comleyely misinterpreted what "bights" are . The bights are actually the number of "curves" visible on the side edge. They are determined by the number of initial crossovers or overhands if you start with a 3 lead or two lead. Determining how many bights was appropriate was what stuffed me up initially when trying to follow lesson 2 (far less were needed than I thought).

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