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Old 14-08-2015, 15:56   #61
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Re: Knot Booklet

Thanks much. I really need this if sailing is to be my new obsession.
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Wow, I have at least 10-12 knot books, but yours is one of the best. First time the written instructions are as good as the pictures. Thank you so much!


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Many thanks to Austex, PangurBan, achil, Freemind and sophiedaisey

Glad you have found it useful
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Old 30-08-2016, 11:44   #64
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Some quick comments

The knots I teach

-figure 8
-double overhand (best stopper knot)
- reef knot
- clove hitch
- cow hitch (lark's head) - You should add this.
- rolling hitch
- bowline
- double sheet bend
- round turn and 2 half hitches
- trucker's hitch

I will only comment on those

- I like the parts of line section
- stress that a round turn and 2 half hitches ends with a clove hitch not a cow hitch (lark's head)
- on sheet bends the working ends are on the same side of the bend.
- reef knot - stress opposites ends of the same line. You did indicate it is not a bend.
- I actually tie the overhand knots over my hand.
Alll stupid knots; All useless garbage taught add nausea over and over by academic sailors who think certificates is sailing and make it so.

Learn only the Alpine Butterfly, the Bowline and you will be good to go. You might also check out the Zeppelin, the Hunter and the Ashley to get the family of four with the Alpine.

The bowline is always mistaught, always made without load. The load method should be learned. Loop line around post. make a Single overhand knot then tug the end to flip it. Tuck it into a Bowline. The trick is to make sure the end is facing down so it doesnt come unravelled by some twat walking on deck.
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Old 30-08-2016, 12:12   #65
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The bowline is always mistaught, always made without load. The load method should be learned. Loop line around post. make a Single overhand knot then tug the end to flip it. Tuck it into a Bowline. The trick is to make sure the end is facing down so it doesnt come unravelled by some twat walking on deck.
I teach two methods of tying bowlines; that is one of them.

The other one is used for a loose bowline, and is also the methods for tying a single handed bowline.





I also use the "American" bowline for tying tight to a spar (reefing lines around a boom). I teach it if needed. The line is passed around the spar, a underhand loop is formed in the standing part, a bight is passed through it, the working end is passed through the bight. and the knot is dressed to form a bowline.

This video needs some explanation, bit it shows your method, plus the "American" bowline.



On my recent Maui to PNW delivery, I think I tied just about every one the knots I listed. I practice what I preach.
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Alll stupid knots; All useless garbage taught add nausea over and over by academic sailors who think certificates is sailing and make it so.

Learn only the Alpine Butterfly, the Bowline and you will be good to go. You might also check out the Zeppelin, the Hunter and the Ashley to get the family of four with the Alpine.

The bowline is always mistaught, always made without load. The load method should be learned. Loop line around post. make a Single overhand knot then tug the end to flip it. Tuck it into a Bowline. The trick is to make sure the end is facing down so it doesnt come unravelled by some twat walking on deck.
There is no such thing as a stupid knot, just unsuitable ones for a particular use.

Restricting yourself to 4 knots (the Hunter's bend has the same function as the Zeppelin) is somewhat limiting.
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Old 30-08-2016, 12:27   #67
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I also highly recommend some other knots to learn:

- The Man o War
- The Jury Mast
- The Spanish Bowline
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There is no such thing as a stupid knot, just unsuitable ones for a particular use.

Restricting yourself to 4 knots (the Hunter's bend has the same function as the Zeppelin) is somewhat limiting.
NO. I was saying TWO. The Alpine and the Bowline. The Alpine can be used as a hitch, a loop, a stopper, or a bend. The Alpine can be tied VERY quickly and in a number of ways. The Bowline is basic and should be learned. There's also a looser loop which I cannot remember the name but the bow is as good.

The other THREE I suggested to learn all related to EXTRA CREDIT, which complete the set of family of knots with the Alpine. These are the Ashley, the Zeppelin, and the Hunters.

Seaworthy Lass and I disagree which is better -- the Alpine or the Zeppelin. But we do agree either (depending on your battle) is the BEST knot to know for all around usage.

The point is that you want only a simple number of knots that you can tie correctly, dress correctly when you are tired or it's too dark or do not have two hands totally free.

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I teach two methods of tying bowlines; that is one of them.

The other one is used for a loose bowline, and is also the methods for tying a single handed bowline.
Both of these methods in the video will get your hand locked under a load. DO NOT use these under a load. As he said a LOOSE bowline.
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