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Old 12-07-2020, 09:41   #1
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What is this knot?

Greetings All,

I have undertaken the project of removing my deteriorating leather wheel cover to find some surface corrosion so the timing is good. I will be cleaning the wheel today and start on sewing the new cover on.

At TDC, rudders centered, there was a nice decorative knot to always help me find the centered position, very handy but not a required item.

I would like to duplicate that knot once I have the new cover on and have looked online at several of the knot sites but don't see it. It looks to be a version of a Monkey Fist but I'm not positive.

Two questions:

1. Is it a Monkey Fist or do you know what it is?

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2. What is the best material (line) to make it with?

Thanks in advance for any and all input.
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Old 12-07-2020, 10:02   #2
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Re: What is this knot?

That is called a Turks head. Fairly easy to tie.

As far as line goes I would say any para-cord or line of similar diameter.
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Re: What is this knot?

https://www.animatedknots.com/turks-head-knot

your picture uses one more braid than in the above instruction - you just make the end follow the lead one more time.

There are other decorative braid options available for that application.
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Re: What is this knot?

Most excellent, that is the knot! Thanks so much to both of you, your input is appreciated.
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Re: What is this knot?

Lots of youtube video's on it. Hard part is figuring out where the first pass on the other side of the king spoke goes. After several tries, I tied it loose without the spoke, then partially disassembled and re-completed over spoke.



4 lead, 3 bight turk's head knot - Paracord guild


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Re: What is this knot?

As for the corrosion, passivate with citric acid. Spotless Stainless and Citrisurf are good products. Or you can gel generic citric acid.

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Re: What is this knot?

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Lots of youtube video's on it. Hard part is figuring out where the first pass on the other side of the king spoke goes. After several tries, I tied it loose without the spoke, then partially disassembled and re-completed over spoke.



4 lead, 3 bight turk's head knot - Paracord guild


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Excellent instructions, thanks!
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As for the corrosion, passivate with citric acid. Spotless Stainless and Citrisurf are good products. Or you can gel generic citric acid.

https://www.practical-sailor.com/boa...ting-stainless
Thanks for that! The wheel is now shiny and pretty thanks to my wife. I want to keep it that way so I will go pick up which ever product I can find here in Hayes, VA.
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Re: What is this knot?

Probably obvious, but I found it much easier to do with the wheel off the boat. Particularly during the tightening up phase
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Probably obvious, but I found it much easier to do with the wheel off the boat. Particularly during the tightening up phase
Agreed, it is off. Thinking of hanging it from an overhead in order to flip back and forth accessing each side. The videos make it seem I will be doing over-unders on each side.
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Re: What is this knot?

Here are two good videos



https://youtu.be/9wRGDaslWJI


https://youtu.be/BA5Tpd0wjvY

Practice off the while before doing on the wheel!

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Here are two good videos

Practice off the while before doing on the wheel!
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Thanks for the videos and yes, will practice first. Today I have to get one of my A/C units working before there is a mutiny!

Soon as the wife finishes sewing the cover on I get to do the knot so, knowing her, I have plenty of time to practice!
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