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Old 09-12-2018, 06:50 PM   #1
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I don't recall if knot tying has been discussed here before, but I bought a little survival cheat sheet on knot tying, so I thought I'd post about it.

I know how to tie some basic knots, however if I really needed to tie some sort of rescue knots, I'd probably not do well.

I bet Rsb knows how to tie a few from his military days. So who else is proficient in knot tying? Are their certain knots in particular that I'd find useful?
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Old 09-13-2018, 12:45 AM   #2
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I'm big in tying fishing knots .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD6cihYaO5Y
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I learned more knot tying skill from way back when I was a Boy Scout. The old scout manual was excellent for detailed instructions.
The ones I used most in the Navy and still do are square knot, half hitch, clove hitch, sheep shank, and bowline.
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So who else is proficient in knot tying? ?
Not I.
I really like the bowline, but I can't remember where the dang rabbit goes.
I use the square knot a good bit.
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Old 09-13-2018, 04:20 AM   #5
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This is what I use:

https://www.animatedknots.com/index....matedknots.com
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I've used a few over the years, but don't know the names. Main needs are a loop that won't close (bowline?), loop that will slide to various sizes but stays put under tension (?) tying two ropes together (bend?). Others I've used attach a rope to a pipe or limb with two loops. One that stays tight until you pull one end.

For some reason "animated knots" tries to freeze my computer.
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:52 AM   #7
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For fishing I use the palomar knot a lot although to attach a hook I usually snell the hook on.
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Oh that is most wonderful thx!
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I'm big in tying fishing knots .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD6cihYaO5Y
When I tie a fishing knot, I just keep tying the same knot over about 3 times and hope it stays put.
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I thought this would be about wind speed.
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I thought this would be about wind speed.
Arrrrrghh.......batten down the hatches matie.
The English language will get you confused or in trouble quick. I'd hate to be trying to learn English.
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If you need to lash something down with the wind then there are some great knots to use in the link.
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So this is not a nautical, naughty, knot thread?
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If you need to lash something down with the wind then there are some great knots to use in the link.
Lash? So it is naughty?
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So this is not a nautical, naughty, knot thread?
Good one!

Arrrgh....chasing the wench around the poop deck will bring me nought because I'm a wore out old pirate who ought not be having such naughty thoughts. Grrrrr.....
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Lash? So it is naughty?
Not.
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I thought Sightngrl was our "naughty" expert?
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I thought Sightngrl was our "naughty" expert?
I know knot of what you speak
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I thought this would be about wind speed.
Or Don Knotts.

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we are being knotty

Santa to little brat: "Have you been knotty or nice"
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