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bowlineonabite.jpg
Bowline On a Bite96 viewsRATKINSON
bowline.jpg
Bowline85 viewsUsed to make a non-slipping loopRATKINSON
ashleysstopper.jpg
Ashley's Stopper88 viewsRATKINSON
ashleysbend.jpg
Ashley's Bend40 viewsA superb bend invented by C.W. Ashley. It is easy to tie, very reliable, one of the strongest bends and very easy to untie. The only minus is, that it is a bit bulky, but the appearance is still quite attractive. To tie: Follow the first diagram to create two interlocked loops. Then pass the ends of the ropes down the center part of the knot. Pull on the ropes to set the knot. RATKINSON
anglersloop.jpg
Angler's Loop34 viewsRATKINSON
anchorhitch.jpg
Anchor Hitch33 viewsRATKINSON
alpinebutterfly.jpg
Alpine Butterfly33 viewsRATKINSON
3triplebowline.jpg
3 Tripple Bowline24 viewsRATKINSON
3strandbraid.jpg
3 Strand Braid31 viewsRATKINSON
2halfhitches.jpg
2 Half Hitches21 viewsUsed to attach a rope to a pole or guy point. Must be securely tightened.
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hangmansknot1.jpg
Hangman's Knot32 viewsThis knot needs no definition. It is made with eight or nine turns and not thirteen as is often superstitiously suggested. Apart from its obvious function, it is a useful knot for the end of a lanyard.RATKINSON
fishermansknot.jpg
Fisherman's Knot19 viewsRATKINSON
fishermansbend.jpg
Anchor Bend - or - Fisherman's Bend21 viewsRATKINSON
figure8knot.jpg
Figure 8 Knot23 viewsRATKINSON
doubledsheetbend.jpg
Double Sheet Bend20 viewsRATKINSON
constrictorknot.jpg
Constrictor Knot21 viewsRATKINSON
clovehitch.jpg
Clove Hitch22 viewsUsed to start a lashing, or otherwise loosely attach a rope to a pole.
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cleathitch.jpg
Cleat Hitch24 viewsRATKINSON
carrickbend.jpg
Carrick Bend20 viewsRATKINSON
buntlinehitch.jpg
Buntline Hitch20 viewsRATKINSON
prusikknot.jpg
Prusik Knot25 viewsRATKINSON
portuguesebowline.jpg
Portuguese Bowline124 viewsRATKINSON
monkeysfist.jpg
Monkey's Fist62 viewsRATKINSON
midshipmanshitch.jpg
Midshipman's Hitch489 viewsRATKINSON
manharnessknot.jpg
Man Harness Knot31 viewsRATKINSON
ladderlashing2.jpg
Ladderlashing Knot34 viewsSTART: The ladder lashing is started by using a clove hitch stopped with two half hitches to secure a rope to the top end of each rail.
STEP 1: Lay an overhand loop over each side rail so that the running end of each loop is to the outside.
STEP 2: Place a rung across the rails so that the standing part of each overhand loop is over the end of the rung and the running part of each overhand loop is under the rung.
STEP 3: Pull the running part side of each overhand loop behind and to the outside of each rail.
STEP 4: Then pull the loop over the end of the rung.
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ladderlashing1.jpg
Ladderlashing Knot36 viewsLadder lashing allows for a quick and secure method for constructing a ladder or for constructing a decking with evenly space decking pieces. This form of lashing has several advantages over the traditional floor lashing. Less material is required because unlike floor lashing a space can be left between each piece of the decking. Also, each rung is securely lashed in place by several loops of rope in much the same way as a square lashing; with the traditional floor lashing only a single loop of the rope holds each end of the decking in place, therefore if one piece loosens, the entire deck loosens. The ladder lashing has two forms; left and right, each is a mirror image of the other. RATKINSON
knifelanyardknot.jpg
Knife Lanyard Knot503 viewsRATKINSON
huntersbend.jpg
Hunter's Bend28 viewsRATKINSON
hangmansknot2.jpg
Hangman's Knot38 viewsThis knot needs no definition. It is made with eight or nine turns and not thirteen as is often superstitiously suggested. Apart from its obvious function, it is a useful knot for the end of a lanyard.RATKINSON
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